Need some 1-man acoustic "crowd pleaser" ideas, please...

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  1. FFTT

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    Here Comes The Sun
    Yesterday
    Blackbird
    Nowhere Man
    Working Class Hero
    Love


    Wondering Aloud - Jethro Tull Ian Anderson
    I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
    A Face In The Crowd -Tom Petty
    Handle Me With Care - Traveling Wilburys
     
  2. Ben R

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    Great suggestions, everyone. Thanks!

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  3. phishintrip007

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    That new Ho Hey song by Lumineers is popular right now, easy to do on an acoustic.

    Also, "Smoke a little Smoke" by Eric Church is a easy acoustic crowd pleaser. It's country but more blues based.
     
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    What kind of crowd are you trying to please?
     
  6. Vindicator9000

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    That's a good one that (I think) translates pretty well to an acoustic solo or duo. The version that I do is sort of a hybrid between the original and the Dance Hall Crashers cover.

    I get good reactions from these:
    Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes (Kiss Off does well too)
    What I Got - Sublime
    Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
    Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
     
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    Awesome list to work from/on - printed out - thanks!

    I'm the only one in some places to show up with an electric and I play typically acoustic songs with it and no one seems to care - to the OP - why specifically acoustic, or is that a question if I have to ask, I'd never understand?
     
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    Here is my solo acoustic list:
    Me & Julio,
    Pencil Thin Mustache,
    Fire & Rain, C2
    You’ve Got a Friend C2
    A Pirate Looks at 40,
    Desperado,
    Moonshadow,
    Cat’s in The Cradle
    Southern Cross.
    Carolina in My Mind, C2
    Brown Eyed Girl, C2
    How Sweet it Is,
    Son of a Sailor,
    Kodachrome,
    You’ll Think of Me
    Dancing Nancies,
    Brian Wilson,
    Don’t M. Around W. Jim,
    Blue Sky,
    Jimi Thing,
    Melissa,
    Ramblin’ Man,
    Long May You Run,
    Tequila Sunrise,
    Friend of the Devil.
    Satellite,
    Take it Easy,
    Over the Hills and Far
    Bearing Witness,
    Proud Mary,
    Sister Golden Hair,
    Green River,
    American Girl,
    One Less Set of Footsteps,
    Listen to Her Heart,
    Sunshine (C2),
    Drift Away,
    Rain King,
    Sullivan Street
    The Weight,
    Lay Down Sally
    Behind Blue Eyes,
    Best of Whats Around,
    Ain't No Sunshine
    Wild World,
    I Know a Little,
    Uncle John’s Band,
    Sandman,
    Lie in Our Graves,
    Crossroads,
    If I Had a Boat,
    Mr. Jones,
    Country Roads,
    Wish You Were Here,
    You Never Even Call Me
    Only the Good Die Young, Wooden Ships,
    Wagon Wheel
    Romeo & Juliet
     
  9. Ben R

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    Great question. I do a thing where I record my own backing tracks and perform every imstrument. So, I do acoustic AND electric. I've got a million electric songs. I just wanted more ideas for when I'm wearimg the acoustic guitar.

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  10. Phletch

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    Here ya go, Daddy-o.

    Crowd pleaser? - Check
    Audience participation? - Check

    Pull this **** off, and you will own the crowd, bro. :rotflmao



    A more "serious" (if that word even applies here) yet equally entertaining version that I'm sure you could adapt for acoustic with or without slide:

     
  11. Steve Gambrell

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    James Taylor tunes."Yesterday." Somebody already mentioned "Blackbird." If you're a good fingerpicker, Lady Madonna" and "Day Tripper." ABB "Melissa." Anything with a real good guitar hook in the intro, like "Deep River Blues." I used to do "Whipping Post" solo. You've got a pretty good set list in this thread--See what works, and what doesn't. Consider the crowd--Are they there for dinner, or to listen to you? If you've got a good audience, get 'em involved--Play "Hey Jude," and get them to sing the "nah, nah, nah, na-na-na-nah" part. and if you feel good about it, while they're singing the "na-na" part, scream al those ad-libs that Macca did.
    Stuff like that. And be nice. Introduce the song, from time to time, but not every song :) . I don't know what kind of pickup you use, but EQ your guitar to minimize that piezo quack. Quacks are for ducks and Stratocasters.
     

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