What are some good songs to cover?

  1. maestrowhit profile image61
    maestrowhitposted 7 years ago

    I'm a solo singer/songwriter and I'm wanting to get a few gigs playing cover songs at various low-key kind of places. I have a rather diverse style, but I mainly do folk-rock stuff. I'm looking for ideas and advice on some good songs to learn and play - just me and an acoustic guitar. Any ideas?

  2. t.keeley profile image83
    t.keeleyposted 7 years ago

    Great Big Sea's "Sea of No Cares" done in a slow-ballad style. The have some awesome numbers and I see you doing it nicely.

    Also try Oysterband's "By Northern Light". That would suit your style perfectly.

    Lastly, there's a song called "Living Proof" by the Paperboys. Very good pop-folk song, would be nice to hear your version.

    O, and one more funny tune, "Straight to Hell" by Great Big Sea. Lyrics to chorus as follows:

    Love me now while we're alive
    It's the best thing we can do
    We'll have no time upon cloud 9
    So heaven on earth will have to do
    I can sing like a bird
    And dance like a demon
    And I do it all so well
    'Cause I made a deal with the devil, and when I die
    I'm going straight to hell!
    I'm going straight to hell!!!

  3. maestrowhit profile image61
    maestrowhitposted 7 years ago

    Thanks TK. I'll be checking these out. Thanks for listening to my stuff
    Ha ha, good lyrics!