We are giving away one guitar every week for an entire year! You can enter to win some of the best guitars in the world autographed by some of the best guitarists in the world for 52 weeks straight.
This week's featured artist is Gov't Mule. This week's guitar is an Epiphone Special II signed by Warren Haynes of Gov't Mule. (SRP $282)
With seven critically acclaimed studio records already released, a handful of DVDs and live albums, plus an ever-expanding fanbase and sold-out coast-to-coast tours, Gov't Mule could easily rest on its laurels. Yet when you're in one of the hardest working bands in rock history, pushing yourself to greater heights always supersedes cashing in on past successes. For guitarist/lead vocalist Warren Haynes and his band, Gov't Mule, creating a new album is akin to walking a tightrope: Write new songs that please old fans, while hopefully garnering new ones. Develop that material in the studio rather than on the road, to prevent premature leaks via the internet. Celebrate the roots of American music, yet take sonic forays into the future. Honor the memory of the late Allen Woody, while simultaneously welcoming new bassist Jorgen Carlsson into the fold.
Since 1994, Gov't Mule has celebrated the upcoming New Year with unique fan-pleasing concerts that showcase their wide-ranging repertoire, virtuosic musicianship and commitment to their fans. New Year's is very special not only to the fans but the band as well. December 31, 1999, ushered in a new century and millennium and called for something truly magical- and that night's show at Atlanta's historic Fox Theatre delivered it. What made this show so extraordinary? For starters, Little Milton, one of Warren Haynes' most important influences, joins Gov't Mule for six songs including "I Can't Quit You Baby" and "It Hurts Me Too". Other special guests include longtime Mule friends and collaborators Audley Freed (The Black Crowes), Robert Kearns, Johnny Mosier, Mark Van Allen and Barry Richman. Secondly, this show contains many Mule covers played for the first time including The Black Crowes' "Sometimes Salvation" and King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man". Painstakingly remixed and mastered from the original master tapes, Mulennium sounds even fresher than ever before.
Winner: S. Thorpe of New York