It's fun to change the songs up from night to night. One of our favorite bands, the Grateful Dead, were masters of this. When it's a festival set and we only have a short amount of time, say 45 minutes, we try to play our barnburners and best overall stuff- Click "Read More" for set list
Our set list has changed considerably throughout the past eight or so years that we've been playing together. Songs come and go, and crowd favorites stick around. We now feature more of our original material than ever before, and we always are willing to change things up depending on the type of gig we're playing. In our earlier years we played almost exclusively 60's and 70's rock, but we realized we were pigeon-holing ourselves a bit and broadened our horizons while still keeping the Classic Rock for Today idea moving forward.
It's fun to change the songs up from night to night. One of our favorite bands, the Grateful Dead, were masters of this. When it's a festival set and we only have a short amount of time, say 45 minutes, we try to play our barnburners and best overall stuff. And hopefully work in some of our best original material as well. For smaller acoustic gigs and longer nights where the crowd effects the show the most, the set list may be completely different. I can think of many times we've gone off the set list and played certain songs because people we knew in the audience would like them.
This is an example of one of our recent set lists. We scatter the originals throughout the night and go with what the crowd wants. We'll do the occasional request if we know it will work.
Below is our Master set list from a couple of years back featuring most of the songs we played at the time. It made a few bandmates over the years want to hurl me from the roof of a tall building (Jason among them). Then we thought about handing it out to a few friends to use as a bit of a request sheet. That did not materialize, and now this list only represents about half of the songs we play. Let's just say that some are better than others!
Let us know if there's a song you'd like to hear at one of our upcoming gigs! (If it's Hotel California, tell Alan or Jason)
MMOC frontman Tyler Calkins does his usual ranting