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Franklin Street Events Association Needs Help Setting Guitar Playing World Record

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Break out the six string and be a part of what could be the world’s largest jam session on Saturday, September 28th!

The Franklin Streets Event Association is calling on all area guitar pickers, regardless of skill level, to help set both the national and world record for the most guitar players for one performance.

Truth be told, it will be a tall task to accomplish as the national record currently belongs to Nashville, Tennessee with 1,352, while the world record is nearly five times that as Wroclaw, Rynek, Poland was able to gather 6,346 musicians together in May 2009 at the annual Thanks Jimi Festival.

The Evansville attempt will happen on Saturday, September 28th at the West Branch Library Lawn with sign in (and tune up) beginning at 9am, and the record-breaking attempt starting at 11:00am. To be a part of it, all you have to do is show up! And be sure to let all your guitar playing friends know.

The idea is to sound like a real (big) band by playing the following three songs in unison:

  • Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly)
  • I’ll Fly Away (1929 Albert Brumley, re-made Alison Krauss 2000)
  • Feelin’ Alright (Joe Cocker)
The Association is in the process of putting together teaching videos for all three songs so players can at the very least have a rough idea of how to play each song when they get there. So far, the only video available is the one below featuring Paul Wiemeier from the Evansville band Calabash giving the run down for “Feelin’ Alright”.

Can we do this? I think we can!

Stay up to date on the event and any new teaching videos made available at the Every Chord Counts Facebook page.

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