Featured Concert
  • Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8:00 PM
  • May Memorial UU Society
  • Online ordering is no longer available for this event. Tickets are still available for purchase at the door for $12.00 - $15.00.

One guitar. One week. One song.


“One guitar. One week. One song.” is the tagline of the Acoustic Guitar Project, an international songwriting project 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 handheld recorder. Now, five Syracuse-area songwriters who participated in the project will appear together in a unique concert, where they will perform their new song (as well as two other originals) on one night, on one stage.

The Syracuse Acoustic Guitar Project began in 2014, curated by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers. This fall, five songwriters wrote songs on the project guitar, and they are joining forces with the Folkus Project to bring you a very special night of original music.

Breaking News – The Acoustic Guitar Project 2016 Artist lineup has just been announced!

 Featured artist will be: 

Gina Holsopple, Jon Peterson, Mike Powell,

Donna Colton and Sam Patterel, Bob Halligan Jr.


The concert will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY. Admission is $15. Advance tickets and more information can be found at www.folkus.org.

The 2014 songwriters were Gary Frenay, Arty Lenin, John Cadley, Ashley Cox, Dana “Short Order” Cooke, Colin Aberdeen, Colleen Kattau, Tim Burns, Wendy Ramsay and Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers. In 2015, Eddie Zacholl, Kim Monroe and Chris Eves, Jeff Jones, Joe Driscoll and Donna Dennihy were added to the list. This year, five more songwriters will join the tradition.


The project was created to help musicians reconnect to the original moment that inspired them to be singer/songwriters. Each songwriter was challenged to create a brand new, original song in just one week, then hand the guitar to the next participant.


Like any good song — in the process of being written — there’s no way of knowing where this project will go. That’s for the music to decide. We can only sit back, listen and enjoy. Come and enjoy the results.

Listen to songs from the Syracuse Project



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