Here’s how it works:

The Acoustic Guitar Project was created to help musicians reconnect to the original moment that inspired them to be singer-songwriters. Back to a time when it was just them and their guitar. Focused. Challenged. Creative. Most likely self-exiled to an isolated space. And definitely completely lost in the moment. By giving musicians a platform with simple restrictions, we hope that The Project will inspire them.

Since beginning in April 2012, The Acoustic Guitar Project has evolved, and it continues to be redefined everyday, but the mission will always remain the same:

• Inspire artists to take action.
• Tell stories from a truthful, meaningful point of view.
• Strive to give people something to believe in.

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.


Dave Adams

Founder/Executive Director

A guy with big ideas, a big heart and a big laugh hoping to inspire a few musicians.

Haystack Digital

Web Production

A nimble, creative agency with expertise in all digital marketing and communications. They work hard, they are nice and they have provided an unbelievable amount of free support to The Project.

Candy Niemeyer


A true typography artist, Candy drew the logo for The Project by hand. She’s all about the details and she’s an absolute pleasure to work with.

John de Guzman

Album Cover Photo — New York

John is a master behind the lens. Take a look at his shot of New York. You’ll spend hours on his page.

Christa Björkstam

Album Cover Photo — Helsinki

Christa is one of Helsinki’s finest creatives. Check out her design studio LEROY. Amazing work.

Claudio Pierri

Album Cover Photo & Videos — Bogotá

We’ve got our own director in Colombia, and he’s Italian! Claudio has been in Colombia since 2007, and has more than 25 years of experience in photography. Cars, magazines, theater, film, you name it…

Warren Malone

Guitar Maintenance and Repair

A modern day Geppetto of guitars, Warren has made the recommendations for all guitar purchases and personally checked out every single guitar to make sure they are project-ready.

If you need repairs, he’s your man. AND… Warren wrote this song on the Martin guitar he repaired for Project 02:

Jenna Vaccaro

Past Intern

Jaclyn Hochreiter

Past Intern

Her song for the project…

Katie Blake

Past Intern