BE MY BABY 

This was an open mic performance at John Steadman's beautiful, intimate open mic at La Dolce Vita in Old Town Arvada. I seem to recall it was near the Holidays, and it was my first time there.

I invited folks to sing along, but what I didn't know was that there was a vocal harmony group in the audience. I was amazed to hear those gorgeous backup vocals coming back at me. What a great feeling!

Gone Johnson - Be My Baby

EVERY DAY I WRITE THE BOOK

One of my favorite Elvis Costello songs. It works well when stripped down to the basics, as most great songs do.

Gone Johnson - Every Day I Write the Book

 

WRECKING BALL

I love both Neil Young and Emmylou Harris' versions of this song, but somehow I don't think they would mind me giving it a swing beat. I could use a sax player on this.

Gone Johnson - Wrecking Ball

EVERYTHING IS FREE

This is a song from Gillian Welch that has gotten some attention in recent years. This performance was at Lincoln Station Pizza, Coffee & Music in Highlands Ranch, one of my favorite places. Patrick, the owner, is a great guy and really supportive of the musicians.

Gone Johnson - Everything Is Free