Playing new songs live....

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So who out there has played any new songs live, hot off the presses, this 50/90 (or in previous songwriting challenges)

I don't do alot of live performing anymore, but by luck in the last few months there is this very cool once-a-month open mic three blocks from my place that i've gone to... and last night, did a quick little 3 song set, two of the songs being brand new from this 5090. The first song played 'early summer heat' I basically wrote about 15 min before the gig! fun little time deadline!

anyway, share your stories, and hope this inspires someone else to get up there with lyric sheets and all (i'm horrible at memorizing my lyrics to new stuff, even old stuff!) and sing some new creation.

here's the video, for anyone interested. not my best performance, but hey, was fun!

Cool seeing you play live Mike! Nicely done. When I did open mics in 2011, remembering lyrics was the hardest part for me. I am so glad I am not a frontman! There are videos on YouTube from those open mics....... Smile

One of the songs that kovbleu and I wrote this past FAWM is now a regular in our band Treading Bleu's setlist... We've played it in the last two shows and it has gone over really well. Smile

"So... Whatever"

I've got a great little local pub gig which is great for sneaking in new songs. Got to break em in somehow!

Hey Mike, -- nice set!

You look like you were enjoying yourself, that "gets me into it" too. Happy b-day and How am i ... especially nice.

Yes, posting these things are very helpful, helps to "normalizes" it, --how it should be done!

@ZeCoop - I'm digging your song as I write this. I listened to/watched @mike skliar's video last week.
Here's mine:

Yesterday, I sang and played a mantra for the yoga classes I teach.

So far I have played *20683 *21011 (collab with @Acousticmaddie ) and *21271 on a streaming show at and at the local ACMA singer-songwriter circle. Eventually some will be played at the semi-occasional outdoor farmers market gig where @Chip Withrow also plays. If the past is any indication, there may also be improvised new song recordings on the spot.

Ive played She left me by the river
And Molly from tipperary

Yesterday night (jumped in in Hasse so I thought I tried it out) bit I got a callback to be on with the same today

I've got a personal goal of writing at least one new song per-monthly-open-mic, so I'll be playing a new one on Friday from this 50/90, and I have played several from FAWM (Tacocat is still a big crowd-pleaser from a palindrome skirmish).

These two I wrote in the interstice between FAWM and 50/90 to meet my open-mic goal, I think the video and audio turned out quite well, the songs go as a box-set, one from right before we had a baby, and one from the week after. I played them both together at the open mic, but this video is more recent. (don't need to log in to facebook to view video)