Well folks, we made it through another summer, and the finest time of the year is upon us once again! To celebrate another Autumn I have compiled this year’s Campfire Tour set list. 2014’s edition includes some old time favorites and a couple of new songs that I have been working diligently on, but I still can barely sing while I play, and my playing ain’t all that great, but what the heck, it’s a Campfire Tour, and with the people gathered around the fire, all wrapped in blankets and some cold beer and warm feelings nobody notices all that much!
To begin the festivities I’ve dropped my tuning to Drop D, and start the show with a song I’ve been playing since I was 14 years old. I never get tired of Bron Yr Aur by The Mighty Led Zeppelin:
And dedicated to my beautiful wife, Cheryl, “Because I’m still in love with you, I want to see you dance again…” Harvest Moon by Neil Young, performed by Pearl Jam…
While in Drop D it only makes sense to move into the Foo Fighters fabulous Everlong:
Which brings us to some pre-season cheer; I believe in Father Christmas by Greg Lake:
And back to standard tuning with the twist of a key, slap a capo on the first fret and Viola, Night Moves by Bog Seger:
Moving the capo to the second fret for a little Red Hot Chili Peppers on a chilly evening, Under the Bridge:
And just because I love the line “cuz I knew how much, you loved the sun…
Moving right along, and right up the neck with the capo it’s time for my favorite, Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull:
By this time in the show the crowd is buzzing right along and in all liklihood has stopped listening, but that’s a good thing because my fingers are cold and the coffee is hot and it’s time to join the party!
In case there’s an encore, I’ve got a few others up my sleeve:
Sympathy for the Devil by the Rolling Stones
Can’t You See, by Wayland Jennings (or Marshall Tucker)
Ring of Fire by Social Distortion (or Johnny Cash)
Me and my Bobby Magee by Kris Christopherson (or Janice who sang it better than the guy who wrote it)
If you want blood…You GotÂ it! ACDC (acoustic you ask? Why not I say!)
and of course, my Led Zeppelin list, which is lengthy!
Thats it for this fall’s show, thank you very much, hope you enjoyed the show!