#2
Well, it should suit the place that you're in. If you're in an all-white neighborhood in the south that doesn't recognize Brown v. Board of Education, then I wouldn't play Busdriver's Unemployed Black Astronaut. Likewise, if you were in Detroit, I wouldn't play Billy Joe Shaver's No Fool Like an Old Fool.
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#4
Also, what you play, play it really well. People are only going to walk by you for thirty seconds, so there's no need to know too many songs, maybe 5 or 6, just so that they don't repeat. But if you aren't playing them well expect no spare change.
#5
yeah, I'm probably going to begin with some really, really easy stuff. Play harder songs when I'm used to playing on the street.
#6
In The Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel was always a big hit with my crowd. One girl cried and gave me five dollars.
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#8
Anything by Jack Johnson works for me

Or somthing realy easy but sounds impressive like Silent Lucidity by Queensryche
#11
Nope, no cover songs. Just play. Play what you know how to play on the guitar(chords, picking...) and mix it up. After all, that's what busking was originally all about. You grabbed your axe and just played whatever came to mind at the moment, whatever felt good. It works surprisingly well, and it's totally spontaneous and original. Make it your own, not a copy of someone else. Save the covers for gigs and the studio, unless of course you get requests. That's my two cents on it.
#12
Generally well known songs I reckon...not top 40 stuff though but I usually get attracted if its a song i've heard..lively songs and especially ones that make you put a bit of emotion ...one in particular which is basically guaranteed to attract some silver is 'Say it to me now' by Glen Hansard from the movie Once