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Unread 11-01-2004, 02:51 PM   #1
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coffee-house type acoustic songs

I need some suggestions for good acoustic songs which would be workable in a coffeehouse setting. I need ones that won't make the record companies come after me with guns and knives because I will be trying to raise money while doing covers of other peoples' music.

any suggestions would be really welcome.

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Unread 11-01-2004, 05:03 PM   #2
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umm....hide away from record companies?

most music is copywrited. your only option, as far as I know, is to buy a license if you're going to be playing someone else's music. then you're free to go.
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Unread 11-01-2004, 05:51 PM   #3
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once you are free to go, try some Jars of Clay
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Unread 11-01-2004, 05:54 PM   #4
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Jars of Clay, yes...

John Mayer, David Crowder, Matthew Good, Dave Matthews....
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Unread 11-01-2004, 05:59 PM   #5
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Jars of Clay, yes...

John Mayer, David Crowder, Matthew Good, Dave Matthews....
I second that. Jars of Clay, John Mayer, and Dave Matthews are all my favorite. Especially if you can sing along and play together.
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Unread 11-01-2004, 06:02 PM   #6
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Dang... you guys stole all my suggestions.
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Unread 11-01-2004, 06:03 PM   #7
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I second that. Jars of Clay, John Mayer, and Dave Matthews are all my favorite. Especially if you can sing along and play together.
yay! i've been seconded!

also try Richard Ashcroft, Iron & Wine, Travis, and for some real fun, try Bob Dylan!
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Unread 11-01-2004, 06:08 PM   #8
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Unread 11-01-2004, 06:30 PM   #9
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i like to play coheed and cambria songs on my acoustic. it actually works pretty well.
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Unread 11-01-2004, 06:43 PM   #10
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I've found that a lot of Counting Crows stuff can work in that sort of setting, also Damien Rice, Josh Ritter, Tom McRae, if you want a real challenge try some Jeff Buckley stuff!

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Unread 11-01-2004, 10:05 PM   #11
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Simon and Garfunkel, Jim Croce, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Neil Young ... to name a few.
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Unread 11-01-2004, 10:15 PM   #12
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you can't legally play someone elses song and make money off of it unless you have permission in which case the artist is compensated in some way.

if you can get past that check out:

caedmon's call, sandra mccracken, jars of clay, bebo norman, andrew peterson, shawn mcdonald, jill phillips, koo chung. just to name some.
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Unread 11-01-2004, 11:49 PM   #13
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Heya,

I think she asked for songs, not bands/artist - but here's some of my suggestions:

Iron And Wine - "Such Great Hights" (The Postal Service Cover)
John Mayer - "Victoria"
Jim Croce - "Time In a Bottle"
Chris Rice - Deep Enough to Dream"
Damien Rice - "Cannonball"
Crowded House - "Don't Dream, It's Over"
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young - "Just A Song Before I Go"
The Beatles - "In My Life"
Bebo Norman - "The Hammer Holds"
REM - "Man On The Moon"
Simon and Garfunkle - "Mrs Robinson"
Soul Asylum - "Runnaway Train"

There's a few.
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Or do like a lot of other popular artists and do public domain songs...but that's not going to be very popular if you're trying to make money.

Other than that I agree with the songs being mentioned.
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Unread 11-02-2004, 01:30 AM   #15
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Jars of Clay...The Coffee Song.

good luck getting past the trademark stuff.
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