Pandemonium reigned today as hundreds of people converged on the Dean booth to meet their favorite metal stars, and the Tommy guitar attracted an interesting cross section, from those who actually saw him perform and even met him, to those who have only heard about the legend and want to know more: people who want to know if he really did jam with Hendrix when he was 17 at the Denver Pop Festival (true); whether he really was buried wearing Jimi's ring (also true), and myriad other stories that are the stuff of rock history, dreams, and lore .
Johnnie and I were interviewed for a live broadcast on the Dean website (scroll down to Tommy Bolin Tribute Guitar).
Johnnie signing more autographs and showing people the Tommy triple-disc CD that was released three days ago (good timing for us!) on Friday Music, The Ultimate: Redux.
Nick, David Hare, my old friend Craig Erickson, Johnnie, John Herdt (webmaster for Tommy Bolin Archives site).
Most important: the "Teaser" is selling! And some more great news - Jude Gold, editor of Guitar Player Magazine stopped by the booth and is going to do a feature on Tommy (he was on the cover of GP last February). Yeah!!!