Friday, September 16, 2016


Contra Costa Chapter President Barbara Gorin and VP of Special Projects Jay Kirkland are "The Breedloves" and will be taking part of this historical national concert - streaming live from the Walnut Festival in Heather Farms Park, Walnut Creek, CACome and be a part of this historic event


http://concertacrossamerica.org/

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Guitars not Guns - Contra Costa County Chapter

A Message from our President, Barbara Gorin


This has been an amazing year to date!  We have successfully completed two Guitars not Guns 8 week sessions in Concord (private location) and in Antioch STAND.  On April 26, 2016, we will complete our third winter/spring session at the San Pablo Community Center. 

We are still in great need of volunteers, monetary donations, and support.  We hope to start a new 8 week session in May at the Monument Crisis Center in Concord.  I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful volunteers, sponsors and supporters to this program.  We cannot continue to do this without your help!

Here is a video of one of our STAR students "JAX" who is 9 years old.  She is playing her rendition of a U2 Song - Hold me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me - Enjoy!
Sincerely,
Barbara Gorin
President,
Contra Costa County Chapter



If you are interested in donating to our program, or becoming a volunteer, please contact our President, Barbara Gorin at guitarsnotgunsbarbara@gmail.com.




Friday, December 18, 2015

Happy Holidays From Guitars Not Guns Contra Costa County Chapter 2015 Has Been Great

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM GUITARS NOT GUNS CONTRA COSTA COUNTY - CALIFORNIA CHAPTER AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

THIS IS OUR 2015 YEAR IN REVIEW - THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPORTERS TO HELP MAKE THIS OUR BEST YEAR FOR OUR CHAPTER!  WE LOOK FOWARD TO ANOTHER EXCITING YEAR IN 2016!



Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Guitars Not Guns Online Charity Auctions begin Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Online Charity Auctions
100% of the proceeds will benefit 
Guitars not Guns children's music program!
   
Guitars Not Guns - a federally exempt  501 (c)(3) not for profit charitable organization - provides guitars and lessons to foster children, at-risk youth, and other deserving children. The GNG program offers a positive influence in children's lives by diverting them away from the destructive influences of violence, gangs, drugs and alcohol. GNG runs 100% on volunteers, donations, fundraising and grants.
GNG is not anti-gun; GNG is anti-gun violence.    
items to be listed beginning
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Link to Ebay Auctions

A federally exempt  501 (c)(3) non-profit organization 

items will include:

Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar 
+ BONUS!
Gibson gig bag - both autographed by:
"The Red Rocker!"

Montrose, Sammy Hagar, Van Halen, Chickenfoot, 

Sammy and the Wabos, The Circle 

Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar autographed by:
Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
Simon Wright (AC DC, Dio, UFO)
Rudy Sarzo (Quiet RIot, Ozzy, Whitesnake)
Robert Sarzo (Hurricane)
Kelly Gray (Queensryche, Myth)

Yamaha Acoustic Guitar autographed by
Yamaha Endorsed Artists
Guitarists and Bassists



Abraham Laboriel, Sr. (Koinonia, Open Hands session musician)
Alex Skolnick (Testament, Alex Skolnick Trio, Metal Allegiance)
Amos Heller (Taylor Swift, session musician)
Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs)
Brad Lang (Y&T, session musician)
Carl Tosten (Carl Tosten)
Daniel Ho (Daniel Ho)
Don Alder(Don Alder)
Jack Gibson (Exodus)
James LoMenzo (Black Label Society, Megadeth, White Lion)
Joshua Ray (Shania Twain, session musician)
Michael "Fish" Herring (session musician)
Nathan East (Fourplay, session musician)
Soren Andersen (Glen Hughes, session musician)


Yamaha Remo Drum Heads autographed by
Yamaha Endorsed Artists
Drummers
Adam Topol (Jack Johnson, Culver City Dub Collective)
Bill Gibson (Huey Lewis and the News)
Bobby Blotzer (Ratt, Dokken)
Chris Johnson ( Stevie Wonder,Rihanna)
Curt Bisquer (Mick Jagger, Elton John, Tom Petty)
Dave Mattacks (Fairport Convention, session musician)
Dave Weckl (Chick Corea, Dave Weckl Band)
Jimmy Keegan (Santana, John Waite, Spock's Beard)
Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, John Fogarty, Chickenfoot)
Larnell Lewis (Snarky Puppy, session musiciant)
Mark Kelso (Pete Townsend, Michael Bublé, session musician)
M.B. Gordy (Green Day, REO Speedwagon, Neil Diamond)
Mike Bennett (Winery Dog, Richie Kotzen, session muscian)
Mike Vanderhule (Y&T, Seven Reasons, session musician)
Paul DeLong (Kim Mitchell, session musician
Prairie Prince (The Tubes, Journey, Chris Issak)
Ralph Humphrey  (Don Ellis Big Band, Frank Zappa)
Rick Marotta (Aretha Franklin, Carly Simon, session musician)
Scott Mercado (Candlebox, Sky Cries Mary)
Tom Hunting (Exodus, Angel Witch)
Tommy Igoe (The Birdland Big Band, Blood Sweat and Tears)
Larry Lelli (Melissa Etheridge, The Mamas & The Papas)
Gregg Field (Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra)

Pickguards, Promo Photos, Posters, more... 
autographed by:

Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage)
Albert Lee
Alex Skolick (Testament)
Andy James (Sacred Mother Tongue)
Barry Kerch (Shinedown)
Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs)
Brent Smith (Shinedown)
Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, King Cobra, Blue Murder)
Cliff Williams (AC DC)
Cole Rolland
Dave Amato (REO)
David Elleson (Megadeth)
Derek St Holmes (Ted Nugent)
Eddie Jackson (Queensryche)
Eric Bass (Shinedown)
Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
Gus G (Ozzy, solo)
JD DeServio (Black Label Society)
Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Dio, Foreigner)
Joel Stroetzel (Killswitch Engage)
Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett (The Jacksons, Michael Jackson,
Madonna)
Kelly Hansen (Foreigner)
Kyle Gas (Tenacious D)
Maerteen Andersson (Lynch Mob, Lizzy Borden)
Marco Mendoza (Dead Daisies, Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders)
Mark Zavon (Kill Devil Hill)
Neil Zaza
Stu Hamm
Tom Dumont (No Doubt)
Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones)
Vinny Appice (Sabbath, Dio)
Will Adler (Lamb of God)
Zack Meyers (Shinedown)

Collectible & Desirable Guitars:
Vintage - Alvarez Classical  5003 Acoustic - made in Japan
Vintage - Guild D25 BR Acoustic
Vintage - El Mayo Electric (Gibson ES 335 copy)
Vintage - Kay Banjo 
Takamine Jumbo Acoustic G2N-NS
Ovation Celebrity Acoustic Electric CC44-8TQ
Recording King Parlor Acoustic Guitar RP-06
Crafter Acoustic T035 N
Ephiphone Korina Limited Edition SG Electric
Yamaha Pacifica Deluxe Electric

More items to be added, so bookmark this page
and check back often!




Link to photo gallery of auction items 


Your winning bid will 
support a great non-profit Music Program for Deserving Kids!

All Autographed items include "COA" Certificate of Authenticity from Guitars Not Guns Inc.

Bid High and Bid with Confidence!
Good Luck!

Link to Ebay Auctions (listings to begin 11/25/15)

 Special Thanks
to Michael J Photography for the guitar shots!

Contra Costa County California Chapter (Auction Administrator): 
guitarsnotguns.blogspot.com


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2015 - GUITARS NOT GUNS FUNDRAISER!

SAVE THE DATE -NOVEMBER 28, 2015 THE SATURDAY RIGHT AFTER THANKSGIVING, GUITARS NOT GUNS, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CHAPTER, WILL HOLD A FUNDRAISER AT VINNIES BAR AND GRILL - 2045 MOUNT DIABLO STREET, CONCORD, CA - 7:00 P.M. TO 2:00 A.M.  WE WILL ALSO BE PROMOTING OUR NATIONAL EBAY AUCTION OF SOME AMAZING ITEMS FROM FAMOUS ARTISTS TO HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR OUR NATIONAL ORGANIZATION!

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

EXCITING NEWS EVERYONE! 

Well.... Dweezil didn't win $10,000.00 BUT, we appreciated all he did for Guitars Not Guns!



~TV SHOW CHOPPED!  ON THE FOOD NETWORK~
 
AUGUST 18, 2015 - GUITARS NOT GUNS IS THE CHOSEN CHARITY FOR ONE OF THE CONTESTANTS! 



Premiering Tuesday, August 18th at 10pm  “Rock Stars” 
Four rock stars with a passion for cooking (Lita Ford, Kelly Hansen, Eddie Ojeda and Dweezil Zappa) take over the Chopped kitchen in hopes of winning $10,000 for their favorite cause. In the first round, the cooks attempt to make harmonious appetizers with a bubbly drink. In the entree round, lamb is the jam. The final rock 'n' roll-themed round has the competitors cooking with rock candy and lemon rolls.

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sánchez, Chris Santos