One guitar. One week. One song.
Mark your calendars for the 2019 Syracuse Acoustic Guitar Project concert—the sixth annual celebration of the Central New York songwriting community.
The Acoustic Guitar Project is an international songwriting initiative that originated in New York City and has spread around the world. In each city, a guitar circulates from songwriter to songwriter, and each person has one week to write a song on that guitar and capture it on a portable recorder.
Projects are underway in more than 60 cities, from Buenos Aires to Boston, Havana to Hanoi, Minneapolis to Moscow, and São Paulo to...Syracuse.
The project began in Syracuse in 2014, curated by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, with a guitar handmade in Maryland by Minor Bird Instruments. To date, 30 songs have been written on the Syracuse guitar. Listen to all the songs here.
In the fall of 2019, five more songwriters will join the tradition. They'll be announced as they complete their songs, and they'll all perform their project songs—and more—at the Syracuse Acoustic Guitar Project Concert on November 15.
Syracuse project songwriters