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Until You Walk the Path, You Won't Know Where it Goes

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Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will be chatting with musician, author, and President of Guitars Not Guns, Gregg Hammond on April 16.2015 at 1 pm eastern as he talks about how the arts makes positive changes in children and teenagers' lives.

Musician, mentor, guitar teacher, philanthropist, and author born in DC. Gregg's family moved away from DC in the late 60's to escape the violence of the riots. The move landed him in the Florida Keys, where he grew up learning to live in the natural surroundings, teaching fishing, snorkeling, & exploring in the back country islands of the Keys. Hurricanes destroyed his guitar studio and then his home. With his dog and a guitar, he began a journey to find a larger purpose for his life. He traveled highways and mountain wilderness searching for his truth. Returning to DC in 2002, Gregg experienced violence in the streets. He and his father were randomly attacked by a gang of kids in '04. He was held at gunpoint by teens in '05, and nearly ambushed again by another gang in '06. These experiences compelled him to take action to make a difference. He founded GNG DC and volunteers his time wearing many hats within the charity to keep it going. He has witnessed miracles in the classroom. His vision includes bringing the world together, all playing the same song at the same time, featuring many of the Guitars Not Guns students up on the stages with great musicians like Paul McCartney, U2, and Ben Harper.

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