Sunday, February 22, 2009

February Set

Working mostly on my vocals this month, a rather eclectic and long set:

Bell Bottom Blues
Can’t Get Used to Losin’ You
One Toke Over the Line
Daydream Believer
Political Science
Hotel California
Walk Away Renee
We Just Disagree
Year of the Cat
Angel from Montgomery
Sail Away
Way Down in the Hole
The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down
Dixie (Instrumental)
The Weight
In My Life
Yesterday (Inst.)
Here Comes the Sun (Inst.)
Stand By Me
Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay
Brand New Key
Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)
I Can't Help Falling in Love With You
The Water is Wide (Inst.)
Ashokan Farewell (Ins.)

And the really weird thing is, I have enough -- excuse the term -- repertoire -- as a player that I can't play 'em all in one session any more. For me, playing songs is like a foreign language -- any you don't work every so often tend to fade away. I have lost more songs than I have ...


Dan Moran said...

Throw in a performance of "Georgia," and I'd come down to the local gin joint on a cold night to watch you play.

Worg said...

Wow, that's an estimable repertoire.

Steve Perry said...

You'd probably need to have several glasses of the gin before the performance became tolerable ...

Steve Perry said...

I usually play for an hour, hour-and-a-half most days, sometimes a bit more. I probably have three hours of material I can fumble my way through, which is about twice what I have listed for the February set.

I'll probably be able to play "House of the Risin' Sun" until my hands stop working, but some of the other pieces I could play are rusted away.

Dojo Rat said...

All excellent. My type of folk music also.
I go back and forth between guitar and Ukulele with the same music which I have to transpose. It can get tricky, but it's working.
I'd like to hear you do "One Toke Over The Line"
-John @ Dojo Rat