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2015 Bonnaroo Music Festival

JUNE 8-11, 2017

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Collaborator Spotlight: John Paul Jones

Today, takes a moment to highlight one of the festivals true collaborative all-stars: John Paul Jones.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with Led Zeppelin, John Paul Jones has built a reputation as one of rock’s best bassists.  In recent years, Jones has not rested on his laurels and has been active as both a musician and producer, following his love of bluegrass to work with Uncle Earl and showing that he can still anchor a rhythm section with the best of them as the bassist for supergroup Them Crooked Vultures.

On the hot dusty fields of Manchester in June 2007, Jones proved himself a true Bonnaroo collaborative star.  Over the festival’s four days, Jones sat in with Gov’t Mule for a mini set of Zeppelin classics, joined Gilian Welch on mandolin, and took part in an epic SuperJam with Ben Harper and Questlove.

Somehow, Jones still found time to catch up with and share his thoughts on making music and making new friends at the festival.


 Hats off to John Paul Jones.


Who would you pick as the Bonnaroo King/Queen of Collaboration?