In Association with Union Square Partnership and Make Music New York, hosted and sponsored by the Women’s International Music Network’s (TheWiMN.com) Laura B. Whitmore. Many thanks to our sponsors Alfred Music and Guitar Center for making today happen!
The featured performance begins at 5:00pm with artist Sasha Dobson. A member of the band Puss N Boots with Norah Jones and Cat Popper, Dobson will perform with her solo trio sharing her fun and funky music. Over the past few years, Sasha has opened for Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and led her own band as a feature at Farm Aid. She has also joined the stage with Wilco, Mavis Staples, Ryan Adams, Charles Bradley, Cat Power and has had live appearances on Jimmy Fallon, Letterman, and Colbert. Sasha has also performed at the Newport Folk Fest, the Bridge School Benefit and the 2015 MusiCares person of the year gala. Sasha has two albums under her own name, one with Puss n Boots, and was recently featured on Highly Suspect’s 2016 grammy nominated album. More at www.sasha-dobson.squarespace.com
Then at 5:45pm the play-along begins and is expected to end by 6:30pm!
JOIN A HISTORIC AND MASSIVE GUITAR JAM IN UNION SQUARE!
Tuesday, June 21st
STEP ONE: RSVP for the jam (it is FREE) by clicking the RSVP button on the top right of this page.
STEP TWO: LEARN ONE OR MORE OF THE SONGS
Our songs are listed below along with the key. We’ll be handing out free songbooks on site. Sadly we are not allowed to share the song files online, but don’t be afraid! Come on out and give it a shot!
Songs and Song Leaders:
The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There - Led by New York City Guitar School (key of E)
The Who - The Kids Are Alright - Led by Jay Moran from VH1 (key of D)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Teach Your Children - Led by Laura B. Whitmore (key of D)
Kenny Loggins - Danny’s Song - Led by NYC artist Dorit (key of A)
Aerosmith - I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing - TBA (key of D)
Creed - With Arms Wide Open - Led by Sasha Dobson (key of C)
STEP THREE: Tell ALL your friends to either come play guitar with you or come and join the fun.
STEP FOUR: SHOW UP at Union Square on Tuesday, June 21st.
Bring your guitar! There will be space for a couple of hundred guitarists to sit on the steps for the performance, but feel free to bring a chair or stool if you want. Other optional bring alongs include a music stand and sunscreen! Come at 4:30pm to get your songbook and your spot!