Nokie Edwards Honored at All-Star Guitar Night

November 1, 2009

GUITAR PLAYER PREsented the Ventures’ Nokie Edwards with its Certified Legend Award (a tip of the hat to Chet Atkins’ “Certified Guitar Player” appellation) July 18, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville during the summer NAMM show. The evening was further distinguished by the attendance of two other “Certified Legends”—Duane Eddy and Tommy Emmanuel— as well as Guitar Player’s Guitar Superstar 2007 champ Ladd Smith. The ceremony was part of Muriel Anderson’s All-Star Guitar Night, which featured stellar performances by Anderson, Edwards, Emmanuel, Hiland, Eddy, James Burton, Pete Huttlinger, Rick Vito, Seymour Duncan, and Strunz and Farah, and a mind-blowing acoustic shredfest by Don Alder.

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