Played guitar for years in a band and got nowhere. Just so-so and now I and a few friends get together each Wednesday night to play all type of songs, mostly covers but a few written by a good friend who wrote tons of songs when she was younger. It was mostly acoustic but we've added things to it.
Teaching myself mandolin and banjo just for fun.
We sometimes play at open mic nites and at a local coffee house for an hour and we bring our homebrew to loosen up.