February 01, 2009

#172: Songs for first gigs

Banjo camper Don W from Arkansas asks:

How about a list of "What to Play at the (fill in the blank…retirement home, kindergarten, etc) When You First Play in Public and Nobody Will Pay Much but They're Grateful Anyway".  At this year's Intermediate Banjo Camp, you rattled off a list of songs, many of which are not on the standard let's-learn-this-bluegrass-tune list.

Don,

Ballad of Jed Clampett
Cripple Creek
You Are My Sunshine
Home on the Range
Good Old Mountain Dew (not for kids!)
This Land Is Your Land
Worried Man Blues

Thanks for the suggestion,

Pete