Covers and Renditions

ARTISTS – These acoustic recordings are placed here in the hope that we will one day make music together. I tend to put my own spin on other people’s songs, and make no attempt to make them sound like the “original” recording. Feel free to download whatever songs you like and play along at home so we can easily find our groove in our first rehearsal. Thanks.

VENUES, HOSTS, and FESTIVALS – My repertoire is eclectic, but my intention is to customize every experience for the people I’m sharing it with. Since you know, the audience I’ll be playing for better than I do, please feel free to suggest whichever of the following songs will best resonate with them.


50’s (and earlier)

All Shook Up – Elvis Presley

Bye Bye Love – Everly Brothers

Danny Boy – Irish Classic

Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash

I Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You – Hank Williams

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Hank Williams

Jambalaya – Hank Williams

Long Gone Lonesome Blues – Hank Williams

Move It On Over – Hank Williams/George Thoroughgood

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – The Wizard of Oz soundtrack

The House I Live In – Frank Sinatra

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling – Irish Classic


 Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – The Temptations

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival

I Second That Emotion – Smokey Robinson

I’m a Believer – The Monkees/Neil Diamond

Leavin’ On A Jet Plane – John Denver

Mama Tried – Merle Haggard

Spider Man – TV Theme Song

Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley/Mark James

That’s Life – Frank Sinatra

The Bare Necessities – The Jungle Book soundtrack

The Times They Are a’Changin’ – Bob Dylan

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

With a Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles

You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones


Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Monty Python

Angel From Montgomery – John Prine/Bonnie Raitt

Brandy – Looking Glass

Dear Abby – John Prine

Desperado – Eagles

Don’t Bury Me – John Prine

D’yer Maker – Led Zeppelin

Heroes – David Bowie

I’ve Always Been Crazy – Waylon Jennings

Into The Mystic – Van Morrison

Landslide – Fleetwood Mac

Let It Be – The Beatles

Let Your Love Flow – Bellamy Brothers

Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys – Willie Nelson/Waylon Jennings

Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet

Peaceful Easy Feeling – The Eagles

Political Science – Randy Newman

Pure Imagination – Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory Soundtrack

Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver

The Joker – Steve Miller

The Rainbow Connection – Paul Williams/Kermit the Frog

Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

We Are The Champions – Queen

Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon

What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love & Understanding? – Nick Lowe

Wild World – Cat Stevens

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

You’re The One That I Want – Grease soundtrack


Closer to Fine – Indigo Girls

Cum On Feel The Noise – Slade/Quiet Riot

Dixieland Delight – Alabama

End of the Line – Traveling Wilburys

Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Lookin’ For – U2

I Want To Break Free – Queen

If I Had a Boat – Lyle Lovett

Love On The Rocks – Neil Diamond

Mad World – Tears For Fears

One More Minute – “Weird Al” Yankovic

Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard

Raspberry Beret – Prince

Straight to Hell – Drivin’ n Cryin’/Darius Rucker

Suddenly Seymour – Little Shop of Horrors Soundtrack

The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson

True Colors – Cyndi Lauper/Phil Collins

Watching the Wheels – John Lennon

We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister

When Doves Cry – Prince

Word Up – Cameo

You May Be Right – Billy Joel

You Shook Me All Night Long – ACDC


Fade Into You – Mazzy Star

Hand In My Pocket – Alanis Morissette

Hippie Chick – Everyman Jones and the Stick People

I Believe – Blessid Union of Souls

I Love You Period – Dan Baird

Learning To Fly – Tom Petty

Losing My Religion – REM

Nothing Comparies 2 U – Prince/Sinead O’Connor

One – U2

Over The Rainbow/What a Wonderful World – Israel (Izzy) Kamakawiwoʻole

Romeo & Juliet – Dire Straits/Indigo Girls

Shimmer – Shawn Mullins

Waffle House Jesus – James Corbin

We Shall Be Free – Garth Brooks

What’s Up? – 4 Non Blondes

When You Say Nothing At All – Keith Whitley and Alison Krauss


Be Here Now – Truman Adams

Beautiful World – Colin Hay

Better Way – Ben Harper

Bomb The World – Michael Franti

Castle On A Hill – Ed Sheeran

Despacito – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber

Diamonds On The Inside – Ben Harper

Don’t Need Anything – Glen Phillips

Fight Song – Rachel Platten

Fix You – Coldplay

Follow the Sun – Xavier Rudd

Follow Through – Gavin Degraw

Free – Gavin Degraw

I Believe – SOJA

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Life Is Better With You – Michael Franti

Live Like a Warrior – Matisyahu

Love Is My Religion – Ziggy Marley

One Day – Matisyahu

Society – Eddie Vedder

Steve – Alec Benjamin

The Sound of Sunshine – Michael Franti

Tiki Bar – John Hiatt

Valerie – Amy Winehouse/The Zutons

Wagon Wheel – Bob Dylan/Old Crow Medicine Show

What About Us? – Pink

With My Own Two Hands – Ben Harper

You’ve Got Time – Regina Spektor (Orange Is The New Black theme)

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