PeaceSmithies: Do you know any guitar players? (Occupy Guitarmy)

April 28, 2012 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

On May Day (Tuesday, May 1, 2012), Occupy Wall Street folks are going to hold an event: 1,000 guitars in a joyful, musical, nonviolent Occupy Guitarmy march.

I can’t think of a better place to find guitar players (and banjo players, and tambourine players, and…) than among the PeaceSmiths crowd. I think we have had 1,000 guitars at our Open Mics sometimes! (Or, it just seemed like that when they used to run until 2am.)

If you are a guitar player, please do lend your talent to Occupy Guitarmy! And, please consider inviting your favorite PeaceSmiths features or Open Mic performers to participate.

Some basic info…

You can find all the contacts, info, set lists, and schedules you need at the following website:

Where to meet (starting with rehearsal time):

Assemble at noon at Bryant Park by the Gertrude Stein statue
March from Bryant Park to Union Square
Performance in Union Square

Occupy Guitarmy
Set list:

“One Guitar” – Willie Nile

“We Shall Not Be Moved” – Traditional spiritual

“World Wide Rebel Songs” – The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello)

“El pueblo unido” – Sergio Ortega

“This Land Is Your Land” – Woody Guthrie

“Which Side Are You On?” – song by Florence Reese,
popularized by Pete Seeger, sung for May Day with new, Occupy Words

Videos and performance notes on
Guitarmy’s Youtube channel: here

More info and schedules for Occupy May Day and
General Strike events in NYC:

A website that covers and support many national and international Occupy Wall Street events:

And, don’t forget to come to the next PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse, the Friday after, May 4th at 8pm in Amityville. You can share stories about May Day, Occupy, and Guitarmy, and see performers: Katie Pearlman, Allone, and Michael Korb!

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PS May Coffeehouse: Friday, May 4th A LI peace event: PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse on June 1st

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