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Guitars with Heart Benefit Concert

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Peghead Nation instructors to participate in fundraiser for victims of Northern California fires.

by Teja Gerken
November 07, 2017

October’s devastating wildfires in Northern California’s Napa, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties came within about 50 miles of Peghead Nation’s offices in Marin County. All of us here have friends and acquaintances who were directly affected by these fires, which caused more than 40 deaths and burned more than 5,000 buildings. So, we were happy to learn of a benefit concert in Healdsburg, California, on Sunday, November 19th, organized by Luthier Mercantile’s Chris Herrod (for many years, one of the organizers of the Healdsburg Guitar Festival).

Peghead Nation co-founders Teja Gerken and Scott Nygaard will be joined by instructors Stevie Coyle and Mark Goldenberg, as well as Sonoma County-based flamenco guitar master Mark Taylor for an evening of music at Healdsburg’s SHED. An exhibit of instruments by Northern California luthiers will round out the event. One hundred percent of each ticket sold will go to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund operated by the Redwood Credit Union. There will be a no-host bar with beer and wine for sale, all proceeds from which will also go to the fund.

Guitars with Heart – A Benefit for Victims of the 2017 Sonoma County Fires

Healdsburg SHED, 25 North Street, Healdsburg, California

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Tickets $35 - $100.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit



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