Hardest-Rocking Acoustic Guitarist: Frank Turner
"Who's up for a fucking sing-along?" Frank Turner asked an afternoon crowd. "It'll be like we were simultaneously seized by the spirit of rock & roll." Turner used to sing for a British hardcore band, but now he rocks almost as hard on songs like "Wessex Boy" with an acoustic six-string. With his backing band, he pounded his way through songs about life, death and music, pulling off the tough punk-folk combo, and so winning over the audience that he convinced them that it was a good idea to do jumping jacks during one song. "I would take you home to meet my mum," he told the crowd. "Maybe not all at the same time."