Good songs to play at a coffeeshop open mic?

I'm performing at a small cafe near where I live. I play the acoustic guitar. I know a few songs that I'd like to play but I'm kinda stuck without many ideas. I am a teenage girl, and the regulars at the cafe are much older than me, but I have a passion for older music and I'd like to be able to connect with them and not play too many very modern songs :) any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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  • 8 years ago
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    I'm yours Jason Mraz

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    Best Coffee Shop Songs

  • i know what kind of love this is - dar williams and lucy kaplansky

    love's recovery; kid fears; closer to fine; hammer and nail - indigo girls

    circle; what i am; i do - edie brickell

    like a rose; here in california - lucinda williams

    not california - hem

    bizarre love triangle - frente' (nice acoustic cover of classic 80's tune)

    such great heights - iron and wine (ditto)

    resurrection fern - iron and wine

    river - joni mitchell (and numerous covers)

    at seventeen - janis ian (first musical performance on saturday night live ever)

    long long time; love had no pride - linda ronstadt

    don't follow - alice in chains

    landslide - fleetwood mac (dixie chicks and smashing pumpkins have versions)

    exit music for a film; creep - radiohead

    dead flowers - townes van zandt (rolling stones cover)

    wild horses - rolling stones

    quiet nights - astrud gilberto and stan getz

    every little bit; moon river - patty griffin

    red rover; october; farewell - rosie thomas

    waiting for my real life to begin - colin hay

    fade into you; into dust - mazzy star

    if you have a male partner:

    paperweight - schuyler fisk and joshua radin

    lua - gillian welch and connor oberst

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