The resulting jam will stream online via Livestream, with lyrics and chords accompanying the stream, so that even those players not physically present can take part.
"It's just a piece of wood with some strings on it," Smith reflects. "But you start to play and everyone starts smiling. It's a wonderful communicator."
"The guitar is really friendly, and it rewards simple, honest effort," says Stewart, who still remembers fondly the group jams around the fire at summer camp in rural Wisconsin that first fueled his passion for the instrument. "It has a humble nature but extraordinary eloquence. "
"You can play a few chords and hum along," notes Colicchio, who collects vintage guitars and plays for his own pleasure on a regular basis. "You can make music with something very simple."
Guitar Mash is proud to partner with Sam Ash Music and True Religion. Guitar Mash is a production of the non-profit Musiquarium, in association with Church Street School for Music and Art. Proceeds from the inaugural event at City Winery to benefit Guitar Mash and Church Street School for Music and Art, Lower Manhattan's strongest voice in arts education.
Tickets: $50-125 at www.guitarmash.eventbrite.com. Today, November 11, 2012, 11:30am-3:00pm at the City Winery, NYC: 155 Varick Street.
Live Stream begins at 12:00 Noon at new.livestream.com/guitarmash/Nov11Jam. Silent Auction begins October 22nd online at www.biddingforgood.com/guitarmash culminating live at the City Winery event.
For more information, visit www.guitarmash.org or email email@example.com.