I'm working on a modern folk set list for a recurring local bar gig. I need about 12 songs all together, so far I have A Team, Riptide, I Don't Know My Name, Wagon Wheel, Wonder Wall, and Hey There Delilah. Thats enough for the first gig, but I need some suggestions for other songs. If anyone has some suggestions I'd really appreciate it. The bar is pretty hipster, hence the choice of music. Thanks for the input!
Check out Tyler Childers. I play his Hard Times at open mic. I also play Everybody Knows by Ryan Adams, Blue Spotted Tai by Fleet Foxes, Cover Me Up by Jason Isbell, New Madrid by Jeff Tweedy. Not a lot of people know these songs but they usually go over pretty good. Incidentally, I see your from Fryeburg. Where is this bar and what night do you play? I don't live far from there. Oh, how about this one.
these are songs that my friend performs on ukulele and work pretty well and kind of folky; price tag- Jessie J landslide- Dixie chicks, zombie -the cranberries, soul sister- train, Float on- Modest Mouse, Apple Blossom the white stripes. Given the site, you might try Take Me to Church -Hozier
You should do a tribute song to the Cranberries since they recently lost their lead singer. That would probably be "Linger" or "Zombie." Chumbawumba's "I get knocked down" is always good..
Len's "If you steal my sunshine" is peppy. Moby's "Southside" if you like a challenge. Blind Melon's bee girl song..."No rain" ...
If you could somehow make Childish Gambino's Redbone work in this style- I would buy a copy from you- even if it doesn't fit this list.