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RS @ Bonnaroo Essential Festival Coverage

The Best of Bonnaroo 2013

Close to 200 acts performed this year. Here are the top 14
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Jack Johnson

After a last-minute cancellation by Mumford & Sons, Jack Johnson rose to the occasion, proving he had a sense of humor about the pressure of the event – flying his band from around the country, renting the stage equipment and rehearsing all day for his first show with the band in over a year. He led huge sing-alongs of Mumford & Son's "The Cave" (the whole set was dedicate to Mumford and Sons' bassist Ted Dwane, who is recovering from surgery to remove a blot clot from his brain) and Johnson's own staples like "Brushfire Fairytales" and "Bubble Toes." Johnson also quieted the farm with a spare solo acoustic set including a sweet "Better Together." "All the quieter songs felt like they worked the best," Johnson told Rolling Stone. "I didn't necessarily have them jumping up and down, but I felt like those moments really connected."

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