Well, WFLB is a good one, and is good to learn in a jam situation - I agree that it reminds me a lot of Rider in many ways…especially since you can split lead voices - I think we should pick ones where the lead vocals can be split to encourage others to participate. I do however think that we should rotate in who picks a song and it it is there “turn” s0-to-speak then if they want to pick a song where they sing lead all through it then that is fine also.
What we should consider when picking songs:
Public Domain: I think it is so much better to do a public domain or original.
BPMS - Lets keep it under 300 and more realistically lower than 240 - we are all learning and I think we will get more participation if we keep them “slower”.
We should consider a song that Ben has put up like “I am a Pilgrim”, “Arkansas Traveler” or such as that is what others have worked on and I am sure we will get more participation since they know the breaks + it would be good for Ben to show /use as a marketing tool to help the site of what it sounds like when “students” learn something from his lessons.
I think “shorter” lyrical /structured songs are best so that we can insert the proper breaks (that’s what we are here for - pickn’) and have it just go into the 4 min range.
That’s some ideas I think we should consider. Then there are “personal ones”. Personal ones in a sense of taste, I’ll admit I am not a fan of “hard line” traditional bluegrass - I think it gets offensive to the ear if you play to many of those things in a row. But instead like “hippiegrass” “newgrass”, etc from say 1965 on…but again I don’t consider “Fiddle Tunes” to be old bluegrass.
Just my take!