The Sing-a-long JukeBox

One of Mike's favorite types of performance is the sing-a-long and one of his heroes is Pete Seeger (the man in the background of this page). The sing-a-long is the most democratic form of musical communion - everyone throws their voice into the stew and the result is a rich mix that is carried as much by the emotions of the people involved as by any native skill they might have at singing.

What could be more democratic than that?

The Sing-a-long Jukebox tries to further the traition: it's an opportunity for the audience to participate in selecting as well as singing familiar songs they know and love. Part of each performance is the audience balloting. A list of songs is presented to the audience and each member votes for their favorites. Depending on the length of the show, we perform the songs with the audience singing along.

This site will post the balloting history from each event at which a Sing-a-long Jukebox is performed.


Show: 2003 Amy Fedel Memorial Concert
I can't find the vote record from this show, but the first 3 songs are listed in order and were performed:

  American Pie                            x votes - 1st place
  Brown Eyed Girl                         x votes - 2nd place
  This land is Your Land                  x votes - 3rd place

  You've Got A Friend                     x votes
  Cats in the Cradle                      x votes
  City of New Orleans                     x votes
  Homeward Bound                          x votes
  Down by the Riverside                   x votes
  So Long, It's Been Good to know ya      x votes
  Iím a Believer (in G)                   x votes
  Sweet Caroline                          x votes
  Jambalaya                               x votes


Show: 2005 Honey Creek Spring Fundraiser
sponsored by The Amy and Lisa Fund

  American Pie                            9 votes - 1st place
  You've Got A Friend                     7 votes - 2nd place
  My Girl (the Temptations)               6 votes - 3rd place

  Brown Eyed Girl                         6 votes - tied for 3rd
		but had already been done by Jen Higgins!
  Iím a Believer (in G)                   5 votes
  Cats in the Cradle                      3 votes
  Blowin' in the Wind                     3 votes
  City of New Orleans                     2 votes
  So Long, It's Been Good to know ya      1 votes
  Jambalaya                               1 votes
  One Week                                1 votes

  This land is Your Land (was removed from the ballot because we
  	did this as the closing song)

  writein:
   Jerry Springer (parody by Weird Al)



Show: 2010 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert

  Iím a Believer (in G)                  11 votes - 1st place
  American Pie                           10 votes - 2nd place
  Brown Eyed Girl                         9 votes - tied for 3rd
  Sweet Caroline                          9 votes - tied for 3rd
  (tho' in a crunch for time, the unnamed songleader made an Executive Decision
   and bypassed "American Pie"
   The group sang "I'm a Believer" and "Brown Eyed Girl"
   and very well too I might add.)

  Take Me Home Country Roads              8 votes
  My Girl (the Temptations)               7 votes
  (What a day for a) Daydream             6 votes
  Bad Bad Leroy Brown                     6 votes
  Cats in the Cradle                      5 votes
  City of New Orleans                     4 votes
  Down by the Riverside                   2 votes
  The Saga Begins                         2 votes
  Jambalaya                               3 votes
  So Long, It's Been Good to know ya      0 votes

  writein:
   none