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!


Virtual Campfires: Week 10


Virtual Campfire # 19 Wednesday, May 27 @ 5 pm ET
Instagram Live @guitarmashnyc
Artist: Giri and Uma Peters

Chart: “Sittin’ On Top of the World” (Doc Watson)
Chart: “Lean on Me” (Bill Withers)


Virtual Campfire # 18 Saturday, May 30 @ 5 pm ET
Instagram Live @guitarmashnyc
Artist: Jon Langford

Chart: “The Harder They Come (Jimmy Cliff)
Chart: “Green, Green Grass of Home” (Tom Jones)


 # 18 Saturday, May 23
Artist: Bill Frisell

Chart: “You Are My Sunshine” 
Chart: “We Shall Overcome” 

 # 17 Wednesday, May 20 
Artist: Joseph Arthur 

Chart: “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” (Bob Dylan)
Chart: “When Doves Cry” (Prince)
Video: Mark’s How-To

 # 16 Saturday, May 16 
Artist: Fernandito Ferrer


Chart: “Imagine/Imagina” (John Lennon)
Chart: “Sal a Caminar” (Roy Brown)
Video: Mark’s How-To

# 15 Wednesday, May 13 
Artist: Lauren Molina

Chart: “Zombie” (The Cranberries)
Chart: “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” (The Proclaimers)
Video: Mark’s How-To

 # 14 Saturday, May 9
Artist: Gretchen Peters 

Chart: “Wild Horses” (The Rolling Stones)
Chart: “Speed of the Sound of Loneliness” (John Prine)
Video: Mark’s How-To

# 13 Wednesday, May 6
Artist: Scott Sharrard

Chart: “Hey Jude” (The Beatles)
Chart: “Baby What You Want Me To Do” (Jimmy Reed)
Video: Mark’s How-To

 # 12 Saturday, May 2
Artist: Abbie Gardner

Chart: “Dixie Chicken” (Little Feat)
Chart: “Can’t Let Go” (Lucinda Williams)
Video: Mark’s How-To

# 11 Wednesday, April 29
Artist: Mark Stewart

Chart: “Me And Julio Down By the School Yard” (Paul Simon)
5 pm Warm-up Chart: “For Our Courageous Workers: A City-Wide Symphonic Fanfare”
7 pm: Massive City-Wide Performance Details
Video: Mark’s How-T0

# 10  Saturday, April 25 
Artist: Binky Griptite

Chart: “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” (Otis Redding)
Chart: “Wish You Were Here” (Pink Floyd)
Video: Mark’s How-To

# 9  Wednesday, April 22
Artist: Brandon Niederauer

Chart: “The Weight” (The Band)
Chart: “Lovely Day” (Bill Withers)

# 8 Saturday, April 18
Artist: Jerry Douglas

Chart: “On a Monday” (Lead Belly)
Chart: “Home Sweet Home” 

# 7: Wednesday, April 15
Artist: Mary Gauthier

Chart: “Paradise” (John Prine)
Chart: “This Land is Your Land” (Woody Guthrie)

# 6: Saturday, April 11
Artist: David Broza 

Chart: “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” (Robbie Robertson)
Chart: “Love the One You’re With (Stephen Stills)
Video: Mark’s How-To

 #5:  Wednesday, April 8 
Artist: Amythyst Kiah

Chart: “Jolene” (Dolly Parton)
Chart: “Set Fire to the Rain” (Adele)
Video: Mark’s How-To
#4 Wednesday, April 8
Artist: Sammy Brue

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

# 3: Saturday, April 4
Artist: Sofia Rei

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

# 1: Wednesday, March 25
Artist: Mark Stewart

Chart: “I Shall Be Released” (Bob Dylan)
Video: Mark’s 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