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The Guitar Mash Up Story

The Guitar Mash Up Story


In 2012, producer Rebecca Weller was introduced to Paul Simon’s long time guitarist Mark Stewart after he had led a parade of trombones down a street in the East Village. Weller and Stewart shared a passion for participatory-and the recognition of the portable, democratic guitar as the quickest catalyst for sharing stories and songs-which resulted in him leading the first Guitar Mash “campfire jam” in a NYC living room.  

The first signature Guitar Mash at City Winery NYC took place on November 11, 2012, and has expanded to include new cities and a vibrant teen program for communal playing and songwriting.This year the  8th Annual Guitar Mash was held Le Poisson Rouge. It was a sold out event.

The audience with their guitars were able to play along with some great guitarist such as Dion, John Sebastian, Abbie Gardner, Sammy Brue, Amythist Kiah, Tash Neal  and hosted by Mark Stewart.

One of the highlights of the afternoon was the performance of the Guitar Mash Teens.

Front and Center with Magda Katz

Magda Katz has been in the entertainment world for most of her life as a child actress, assistant to the head publicist of Avco Embassy Pictures, theatrical print agent. She went on to manage the show business career of her 2 children for over 15 years. For the last five years Magda has been filming and editing video trailers of live performances as well as celebrity interviews. Broadway After Dark was the first website to feature her video trailers. She contributed in creating a star studded 90th birthday party for Mickey Rooney at Feinstein’s at the Regency Hotel. Her video trailers have a large international following. Videos are featured on All of Magda’s videos can be viewed at

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