Open mic songs I played Fall 2015

Every Tuesday night in Grand Forks, my friend Chris Erickson and The Hub Bar host an open mic. I like to think up a set list a day or so beforehand and play it somewhat off the cuff, to keep the song selections fresh, and keep my friends, myself and the patrons entertained. It’s usually a handful of new songs every week, which has accumulated to nearly 200 songs in the past year! Some were good, a few needed a little more practice … all in all were pretty fun!

Here are the set lists I played, with a lot of help from my friends, from end of July through the end of 2015, starting with the most recent.

Hard Times Stephen Foster
Catch The Wind Donovan Leitch
Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise The Avett Brothers
Chimes of Freedom Bob Dylan
The Unwelcome Guest Woodie Guthrie, Billy Bragg & Wilco
Arthur McBride trad, Bob Dylan
Ragpicker’s Dream Mark Knopfler
I and Love and You The Avett Brothers
Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis Tom Waits

Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth Primitive Radio Gods
Let’s Dance David Bowie
Black Friday Steely Dan
Goin’ To California Led Zeppelin
My Old School Steely Dan
Nothing But The Wheel Peter Wolf (Patty Loveless recorded it in ’93, John Scott Sherrill wrote it)
Dreams Fleetwood Mac
Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding
Gold Dust Woman Fleetwood Mac
Mandolin Rain Bruce Hornsby
Satellite Dave Matthews Band
Hard To Handle Otis Redding
Rhiannon Fleetwood Mac
Ex’s & Oh’s Elle King
Musta Got Lost J Geils Band
Reelin’ In The Years Steely Dan

Green Tambourine The Lemon Pipers
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) Talking Heads
Mother’s Little Helper The Rolling Stones
Come To My Window Melissa Etheridge
Take It Or Leave It The Rolling Stones
Ride On Baby The Rolling Stones
Avant Gardener Courtney Barnett
Crescent City Lucinda Williams
Pacing The Cage Bruce Cockburn
Desperadoes Under The Eaves Warren Zevon
That’s How I Got To Memphis Buddy Miller (written by Tom T. Hall)
Waiting On A Friend The Rolling Stones

Under Pressure David Bowie
It Must Have Been The Roses Grateful Dead
Heart Shaped Box Nirvana
All The Young Dudes Mott The Hoople
Changes David Bowie
Downtown Train Tom Waits
My Friends Red Hot Chili Peppers
Blowin’ In The Wind Bob Dylan
I Could Have Lied Red Hot Chili Peppers
Wildflowers Tom Petty
Slipping Away The Rolling Stones
Running Down A Dream Tom Petty
Whiter Shade Of Pale Procol Harum (words by Keith Reid, music by Gary Brooker)
Only A Broken Heart Tom Petty
Tonight, Tonight Smashing Pumpkins
Hang Fire The Rolling Stones

I Remember You Skid Row
Hope You Never Tom Petty
First Day Of My Life Bright Eyes
October Winds The Clancy Brothers
Masters Of War Bob Dylan
Out Of Time The Rolling Stones
Dark Eyes Bob Dylan
Mmm Mmm Mmm Crash Test Dummies
The Ballad Of Jane LA Guns
At The Bottom Of Everything Bright Eyes

Someday Joe Eddie Greenwood
Monday Morning Blues Joe Eddie Greenwood
Gal I Left Behind Me Joe Eddie Greenwood (trad.)
Broken Man Blues Joe Eddie Greenwood
From Hank To Hendrix Neil Young
Firing At Each Other Joe Eddie Greenwood
Poor Man’s Blues Joe Eddie Greenwood
Working On A Dream Bruce Springsteen
Dink’s Song Bob Dylan (trad.)
Joey Concrete Blonde
Always Somethin’ Joe Eddie Greenwood
Kiss Me Deadly Lita Ford

Guess I’m Doin’ Fine Bob Dylan
I Burn Today Frank Black
Paths Of Victory Bob Dylan
When The Ship Comes In Bob Dylan
Racing In The Streets Bruce Springsteen (Townes Van Zandt)
Only A Hobo Bob Dylan
Today Smashing Pumpkins
Hunger Strike Temple Of The Dog

Hot Legs Rod Stewart
Legs ZZ Top
Guess Things Happen That Way Johnny Cash
Everybody Hurts REM
Chances Are Bob Marley
Maggie May Rod Stewart
Paint It Black The Rolling Stones
To Find A Friend Tom Petty
What You Give Tesla
Heaven Warrant
Something To Believe In Poison
Could You Be Loved? Bob Marley

Blister In The Sun Violent Femmes
Turn It On The Flaming Lips
To Ramona Bob Dylan
Better Man Pearl Jam
Say It Ain’t So Weezer
Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
She Don’t Use Jelly The Flaming Lips
Chewing The Apple Of Your Eye The Flaming Lips
Superhumans The Flaming Lips
Good Feeling The Violent Femmes
Eternal Flame The Bangles

Abandoned Love Bob Dylan
Sunday Morning The Velvet Underground
Here Comes My Girl Tom Petty
I’ll Be Your Mirror The Velvet Underground
I’ll Keep It With Mine Bob Dylan
Sunday Morning Coming Down Kris Kristofferson (Johnny Cash)
Centerfield John Fogerty
Runaway Train Soul Asylum
Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter Herman’s Hermits (Trevor Peacock)
Sounds Of Silence Simon and Garfunkel
Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran
Mrs. Robinson Simon and Grafunkel
American Pie Don McLean

Here Comes Your Man Pixies
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? REM
I’m Waiting For The Man The Velvet Underground
Here Comes The Sun George Harrison
Cowboy Song Thin Lizzy

Should I Stay, Or Should I Go The Clash
Sultans Of Swing Dire Straits
When I See You Smile Bad English
Here Comes The Night Them
Two Princes Spin Doctors
So You Want To Be A Rock N Roll Star The Byrds
Nothingman Pearl Jam
Over And Over Neil Young
Lola The Kinks

For other sets I played in 2015 and earlier, check out these open mic posts.  Thanks for reading!


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