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tiltman
Jan-31-2018, 12:41am
Hey There,

My band is heading off for "band camp" . A weekend of hanging out, drinking beer, and working on new material. We do a lot of harmony singing and I'm hoping you all can suggest some good songs we can work up to perform acapella.
Currently our big one is "Up Above My Head" - similar to the way the Nashville Bluegrass Band did it.

What say ye? Suggestions?

Thanks,

Kirk

Mark Wilson
Jan-31-2018, 7:40am
Who Will Sing For Me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dc05ia0KTc) sounds good acapella
Any BG song with a gospel feel can sound nice acapella. imo

Jstring
Jan-31-2018, 8:55am
Check out the Daley and Vincent CD “Singing From the Heart”....

Just awesome a capella singing.

It’s gospel music, but gospel and bluegrass go well together...

doublestoptremolo
Jan-31-2018, 9:09am
I like "Gloryland" from Ralph Stanley, and he has a whole album of a cappella gospel songs, Almost Home.

"Talk About Suffering" is one Ricky Skaggs has done on several albums, including Skaggs & Rice.

doublestoptremolo
Jan-31-2018, 9:15am
This is also a cool one:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBcIZQSQ6d4

Perilous Deep
Jan-31-2018, 10:34am
"Bright Morning Stars"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmHhWWKEiAs

tiltman
Jan-31-2018, 12:16pm
Thanks for the ideas - and keep them coming!

I just found this - gotta love Blue Highway (or you shouldn't be in the Bluegrass section of the Cafe!).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUbtHX-bhwo

ralph johansson
Jan-31-2018, 12:52pm
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=doyle+lawson+heaven%27s+joy

Bunnyf
Jan-31-2018, 1:59pm
Zac Brown does Fox on the Run with part acapella that sounded great.

Charles E.
Jan-31-2018, 3:52pm
One of my favorites, Daniel Prayed.......





Ralph Stanley singing "Oh Death" is another powerful tune.

Denny Gies
Jan-31-2018, 4:52pm
The Last Month of the Year.

Charles E.
Jan-31-2018, 5:04pm
Most acapella bluegrass songs might be religious in nature but since you indicated you might be drinking a bit, how about an acapella drinking song..........





;)

Bob Visentin
Jan-31-2018, 5:13pm
I play many styles but I can't play A Capella.

Homer Savard
Jan-31-2018, 5:46pm
Cold Jordan works well. My band used to do Fox on the Run from one guitar chord. Usually rocked the house!

pops1
Jan-31-2018, 5:52pm
"How Can I Keep From Singing"is a great one, but I have never been able to arrange it for two voices that I was pleased with. 3 minimum works well.

I also preform Shawnee Town on river cruises and it always goes over well.

Sorry, just noticed you wanted bluegrass songs, these are not, but are great ones.

tiltman
Jan-31-2018, 7:08pm
Most acapella bluegrass songs might be religious in nature but since you indicated you might be drinking a bit,

We will usually put down our beers for the gospel portion of the show...


Sorry, just noticed you wanted bluegrass songs, these are not, but are great ones.

We are traditional but not strict...we do the occasional Dylan tune. I'll give those a listen.

Kirk

allenhopkins
Feb-01-2018, 1:42am
The late Craig Johnson wrote some great a cappella songs:

'Way Down the Road



Damned Old Piney Mountains

pops1
Feb-01-2018, 8:56am
Thought of another, Blues Stay Away From Me could be done a cappella, with just an acoustic bass it makes a great arrangement.

Steve VandeWater
Feb-04-2018, 8:46am
The faithful soldier as sung by Doc Watson

CarlM
Feb-04-2018, 11:59pm
Where the Soul of a Man Never Dies seems like it would be really good a capella. I'll be Waiting on the Far Side Bank of Jordan might be good that way too.

Kellie
Feb-07-2018, 2:06pm
Every Night when the Sun goes in