My Americana Song List

Americana Song List

When I book a gig by myself (in those times when Tom can’t be with me—He is such a great singer), there are three song lists I do: Americana, Civil War, and Scots-Irish music. Today I wanted to post my Americana song list. Next to the song, I’ve listed the musician that I heard do the song. Some songs overlap genres. For example, there’s some songs I do in the Scots-Irish show that I sometimes do with this one. I left them with the Scots-Irish list, which I’ll post soon.  I can do almost all these songs by memory.  The list does not include my original songs that Tom is helping me record. As the CD nears completion, I’ll list those. Nor does this list include all the traditional country songs my father taught me that I can do on request usually. I’ve also got a Memorial Day song list for the military folks. There are many other songs I could have listed, but these are probably my favorites.  I thought 30 would give you an idea of what I do.

1. Alone and Forsaken – Neko Case
2.  Adios Days –  Pat Green
3. Fool that I am – Rita Coolidge
4. Crazy as a Loon – John Prine
5.  Lullaby – Dixie Chicks
6.  I will – Alison Kraus (An old Beatle song that she arranged)
7. Pick in his pocket – Mama Said
8. Step Inside This House – Lyle Lovett
9. More Pretty Girls than One Lyle Lovett
10.  Texas River Song – Lyle Lovett
11.  Till I’m Too Old to Die Young – Kieran Kane
12.  John Wayne & Jesus – Pat Green (I first heard Johnny O’Neal do this)
13. A Pirate Looks at 40 (Johnny Oneal and Jimmy Buffet)
14. Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
15. Once in a Very Blue Moon – Nancy Griffith
16. Pancho & Lefty – Townes Van Zandt
17. Nothin’ – Townes Van Zandt
18. Sunday Morning Comin’ Down – Johnny Cash, written by Kris Kristopherson
19. I’m Sorry – John Denver
20. Kathy’s Song – Simon & Garfunkle
21. I’m Easy – Keith Carradine
22.  Summertime – Billie Holiday
23. Gotta Travel On – Bill Monroe
24. St. Francis Rose by Trish Murphy
25. LA Freeway – Guy Clarke
26. What’s Next to the Moon – Mark Kozelek
27. I Still Miss Someone – Johnny Cash
28. Those Memories – Several artists did this song (a sign of a good one I think)
29. Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound – Nancy Griffith
30. The Speed of the Sound of Loneliness – Nancy Griffith & Johnny O’Neal

2 thoughts on “My Americana Song List

  1. Tonight I Think I’m Gonna Go Downtown is by Jimmie Dale Gilmore…Nancy did it

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