The Edge (Best Rock Guitarist), Adam Clayton (Best Bassist) and U2 (Best Guitar Band) were among the winners at the Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards held on February 26, 2002, at the Knitting Factory (Hollywood). Rock guitar pioneer Scotty Moore and legendary banjo player Earl Scruggs each received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award.
Some of the winners include: Dave Matthews (Best Acoustic Guitarist, male), India. Arie (Best Acoustic Guitarist, female), Brad Paisley (Best Country Guitarist, male), Gillian Welch (Best Country Guitarist, female), Keb’ Mo’ (Best Blues Guitarist), Acoustic Alchemy (Best Jazz Guitarist) and Pete Yorn (Les Paul Horizon Award — Most Promising Up-and-Coming Guitarist). Nominees and winners are voted upon by members of the music media.