“McFly vibes from that 345!” Jason Isbell and Bob Weir perform Johnny B. Goode for Michael J. Fox, as Isbell tips his cap to the famously inaccurate Back to the Future guitar – the Gibson ES-345

Bob Weir and Jason Isbell perform Johnny B. Goode for Michael J. Fox
(Image credit: Bryan Bedder / Stringer / Getty Images)

Jason Isbell was one of an array of stars in attendance at the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s recent New York fundraiser on Saturday (November 11) and got the chance to fulfill several childhood dreams at once, performing Johnny B. Goode onstage with one of his musical heroes – Bob Weir.

Isbell appeared in front of an audience of numerous actors and musicians, including the charity’s founder Michael J. Fox, wielding a Gibson ES-345 – an accurate nod to the historically inaccurate guitar used in Back To The Future’s iconic Johnny B. Goode scene.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.