I recently went out of my way to play an acoustic set by myself in the Tri-State Area of New York City. Being that this was my first time doing this, I didn't tell anyone. I did this for myself to practice in front of a fresh audience, and I think I'll be trying this again secretly to get my chops up.
The experience was great and I got to play in front of people I didn't know, and I realized how easy it was to make people laugh. My banter was surprisingly comedian-esque and, well, my songs are often like that too. Let it be known, I was nervous about doing this gig and that's the exact reason I said yes to it when I was asked. I had to get over the hump. I learned a lot from this singular performance. We had a little jam at the end with my friends (guitarist) Tim Palmieri and (drummer) Adrian Tramontano, and some other talented performers.
My set list included these original songs: Haunted Boat Ride, She Sleeps in the Attic Now, Ham to the Clam, Hangry, Boring 40-Something, Puppethead, Scattered Showers, Four Eels. No instrumentals were performed.