To contribute what we can for collective sanity and joy, Guitar Mash is thrilled to announce Homemade Music: Virtual Campfires. Every Wednesday and Saturday at 5 pm EST, Guitar Mash artist alumni will come to you LIVE via GM Instagram (follow us on Instagram), sharing a song that shaped them and inviting everyone in cyberspace to sing and play along.

At the start of each week, Mark Stewart will announce the two featured artists and their songs, and share a few tips on how to make them your own. We will post Mark’s Monday Message and each week’s charts to this page so you can access the chords and lyrics in advance.

We hope you join us creating in this virtual collective, and that you consider clicking the link to each artist’s page and support them if you can — merch buys, social follows, it all makes a difference!


Mark’s Monday Message: Week Three

 Virtual Campfires # 4 & #5:  Wednesday, April 8 @ 5 pm ET
Instagram Live @guitarmashnyc
Artist: Amythyst Kiah

Chart: “Jolene” (Dolly Parton)
Chart: “Set Fire to the Rain” (Adele)
Video: How-To

Artist: Sammy Brue

Chart: “No Rain” (Blind Melon)
Chart: “Send Me On My Way” (Rusted Root)
Video: How-To

Virtual Campfire # 6: Saturday, April 11 @ 5 pm ET
Instagram Live @guitarmashnyc
Artist: David Broza 

Chart: “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” (Robert Robertson)
Chart: “Love the One You’re With (Stephen Stills)


# 3: Saturday, April 4
Artist: Sofia Rei

Chart: “Cheap Thrills” (Sia)
Chart: “Volver A Los 17” (Violeta Parra)
Video: How-To

# 2: Saturday, March 28 
Artist: Jimmy Vivino

Chart: “Johnny B. Goode” (Chuck Berry)
Video: How-To
Chart: “In My Life” (The Beatles)
Video: How-To

# 1: Wednesday, March 25
Artist: Mark Stewart

Chart: “I Shall Be Released” (Bob Dylan)
Video: How-To

Want to help us build our Virtual Campfires and continue to bring programming to communities across the country in the coming year? Please consider donating to Guitar Mash, a 501(c)(3).

“Isolation is strange. Playing music helps” – Grace Potter