We have teamed up with Guitar Mash to give away 2 tickets to their upcoming Benefit Jam at City Winery NYC 11/16!
The goal of the New York based non-profit organization is to return music to its social, participatory roots, where everyone can dive into the shared experience via one instrument that rewards the player nearly instantly. “It’s such a friendly instrument,” marvels Mark Stewart, Guitar Mash Musical Director and lead guitarist/music director for Paul Simon. “One guitar and you can have a dance party. Ten guitars and it’s a mob of jangly beauty.”
“The goal is to turn ‘me’ into ‘we,’” reflects Guitar Mash founder Rebecca Weller. “This can be nerve-wracking, even for seasoned professional players, but it’s always an interesting -- often transformative -- experience.”
Chef Tom Colicchio, who keeps a guitar in nearly every room at home but rarely played publicly before Guitar Mash, agrees: “Guitar Mash got me over my shyness playing with other people.”
The “we” will come together to support Guitar Mash’s efforts as well as help fund other music education programs on November 16, 2014 at City Winery NYC (155 Varick Street). A massive play-along sing-along will be led by six guitar heroes supported by Guitar Mash musical director Mark Stewart and a stellar house band. Among the special guests will be Punch Brother Chris "Critter" Eldridge, country blues maven Valerie June, Chilean folk-rock phenomenon Nano Stern, “Godfather of Americana” David Bromberg, blues guitar master Duke Robillard, Greg Allman's secret weapon Scott Sharrard, and guitar whiz kidQuinn Sullivan. And for the first time, pedal steel will lead a Mash, thanks to legend Robert Randolph, named one of the 100 best guitarist by Rolling Stone for his "chilling," "lightning-fast explorations."
Don't want to risk it? TIckets are available.
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