My friend Johny G. has been getting some great regular gigs lately, and on the occasions I manage to make it out, he sometimes lets me take the stage for a while. I’ve come to realize that I let my skills really fall to the wayside over the past few years and there’s been only one way to remedy it – practice!

I’ve written some nice short songs that I’m quite proud of, and unleash them upon captive bar audiences more often than not – but I used to play some covers and that’s what gets people going. With that in mind I’ve been setting out to learn and re-learn a sampling of covers from various artists that I enjoy. Some are relatively obscure but they say variety is the spice of life.

Here’s a brief list of what I’ve practiced enough to play passably in front of an audience:

  • Headstones – Tweeter and the Monkey Man
  • Headstones – Three Angels
  • Neil Young -Rocking In The Free World
  • Bob Dylan – Knocking on Heaven’s Door
  • Nirvana – Polly
  • Nirvana – Rape Me
  • Marcy Playground – Poppies

In the works or planned to be:

  • Sublime – What I Got
  • Nirvana – Heartshaped Box
  • Neil Young – Hey Hey, My My
  • CCR – Fortunate Son
  • CCR- Who’ll Stop The Rain
  • Moist – Push
  • Matchbox Twenty – 3 A.M.
  • Oleander – Why I’m Here
  • Fleetwood Mac – Landslide
  • Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm
  • Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet With Butterfly Wings
  • STP – Plush
  • STP – Creep
  • STP – Interstate Love Song

Plus a handful of others. Here’s hoping I can get my chops up enough for these all. 🙂