Guitar Mash can best be described as a giant public jam session. They happen in small venues like someone's apartment or big ones, like City Winery in SoHo. Since music is everyone's birth right no one is excluded from the fun.
Mark Stewart is the guitarist and musical director for legendary singer Paul Simon but he also leads every guitar mash. If you can't play guitar he invites people to come and sing. And he insists if you can make sound, you can make music.
You never know who you'll bump into at a Guitar Mash. Chef Tom Colicchio is a fan. So is Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Brandon Niederauer picked up his first guitar at age 8. Now 12, he's an aficionado and a regular at Guitar Mash. He is so good. He can make up a guitar riff on the fly. So I asked him to create a melody just for me.