Don Chance Solo Guitar Act Project

Some Background:

In late 2008, I started a band with some business school colleagues.  We had some local success, but as all bands do, we lost some personnel a couple of times, and just could not find the replacements that lived up to our standards and wanted to be in a band.  So we decided to go our separate ways.  I then decided to strike out on my own as a solo vocalist and guitar player.  I found myself playing and singing much better and getting more gigs.  Solo acts require less space, cost less money, and make less noise.  Of course, this comes at the expense of not being able to really drive a dance floor. Solo acts are, thus, better for small gatherings, restaurants, and events where there is unlikely to be dancing, though I have had people dance at my performances.

Upcoming Gigs

March 15, 2019:  International Cultural Center, LSU, Baton Rouge
March 21, 2019:  Magnolia Finance Conference, Starkville, Mississippi
March 29, 2019:  Faculty Club FundRaiser-The Club at Union Square Anniversary Event, LSU, Baton Rouge
April 4, 2019:  FSU-SunTrust Beach Conference, Sandestin, Florida
May 3, 2019:  LSU Faculty Club, TGIF, Baton Rouge

Gigs I've Played (most recent first)

54.  October 4, 2018:  Willie's Restaurant, Baton Rouge
53.  September 7, 2018:  LSU Faculty Club, TGIF Welcome Back, Baton Rouge
52:  May 24, 2018:  Willie's Restaurant, Baton Rouge
51:  May 4, 2018:  LSU Faculty Club, TGIF, Baton Rouge
50:  April 27, 2018:  LSU International Cultural Center, Baton Rouge
49:  April 19, 2018:  Magnolia Finance Conference, Starkville, Mississippi
48:  April 12, 2018:  Florida State-SunTrust Beach Confernce, Hilton Sandestin, Destin, Florida
47:  April 5, 2018:  Willie's Restaurant, Baton Rouge
46.  February 22, 2018:  Willie's Restaurant, Baton Rouge
45:  January 26, 2018:  LSU Faculty Club, TGIF, Baton Rouge
44.  December 8, 2017:  Tallahassee, Florida (private event)
43.  November 17,2017:  LSU Faculty Club, TGIF, Baton Rouge
42.  October 27, 2017:  LSU Faculty Club, TGIF, Baton Rouge
41.  October 12, 2017:  Willie's Restaurant, Baton Rouge
40.  July 13, 2017:  Willie's Restaurant, Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge
39.  June 9, 2017:  LSU Faculty Club, private party, off-campus, Baton Rouge
38.  April 27, 2017:  Magnolia Finance Conference, Starkville, Mississippi
37.  April 6, 2017:  Florida State-Sun Trust Beach Conference, Hilton Sandestin, Destin, Florida
36.  March 30, 2017:  Willie's Restaurant, Baton Rouge
35.  March 24, 2017:  LSU Faculty Club TGIF, Baton Rouge
34.  February 3, 2017:  LSU Faculty Club TGIF, Baton Rouge
33.  October 26, 2016:  LSU Faculty Club, TGIF, Baton Rouge
32.  October 14, 2016:  Private Party, Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge
31.  September 2, 2016:  LSU Faculty Club, Baton Rouge
30.  July 23, 2016:  Private Party, Baton Rouge
July 22, 2016:  LSU Faculty Club, TGIF, Baton Rouge
28.  June 17, 2016:  LSU Faculty Club, TGIF, Baton Rouge
27.  May 18, 2016:  Tommy's Fish House, Prairieville
26.  April 19, 2016:  Tommy's Fish House, Prairieville
25.  April 15, 2016:  LSU Faculty Club, TGIF (off-campus), Baton Rouge
24.  March 5, 2016:  Magnolia Finance Conference, Starkville, Mississippi
23.  February 26, 2016:  LSU Faculty Club, TGIF, Baton Rouge
22.  November 12, 2015:  LSU Faculty Club, TGIF, Baton Rouge
21.  June 20, 2015:  Heads and Tails Seafood, Baton Rouge
20.  May 23, 2015:  Private Party, Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge
19.  May 16, 2015:  Heads and Tails Seafood, Baton Rouge
18.  May 1, 2015:  LSU Faculty Club, TGIF, Baton Rouge
17.  March 28, 2015:  Heads and Tails, Seafood, Baton Rouge
16.  March 13, 2015:  LSU Faculty Club, TGIF, Baton Rouge
15.  February 21, 2015: Heads and Tails Seafood, Baton Rouge
14.  January 17, 2015:  Heads and Tails Seafood, Baton Rouge
13.  December 6, 2014:  Heads and Tails Seafood, Baton Rouge
12.  October 17, 2014:  LSU Faculty Club, TGIF, Baton Rouge
11.  July 26, 2014:  Heads and Tails Seafood, Baton Rouge
10.  June 21, 2014:  Heads and Tails Seafood, Baton Rouge
 9.   May 24, 2014:  Private party, Baton Rouge
 8.   May 2, 2014:  Christ-the-King Catholic Church Dinner/Raffle, CTK, Baton Rouge
 7.   May 1, 2014:  Department of Finance party,  Lakes at Highland Clubhouse, Baton Rouge
 6.   April 26, 2014:  Heads and Tails Seafood, Baton Rouge
 5.   April 25, 2014:  LSU Faculty Club, TGIF, Baton Rouge
 4.   March 15, 2014:  Heads and Tails Seafood, Baton Rouge
 3.   December 15, 2013:  Private party, Lakes at Highland Clubhouse, Baton Rouge
 2.   November 15, 2013:  LSU Faculty Club, FallFest, Baton Rouge
 1.   November 8, 2013:  Baton Rouge Children's Charter School


These are very heavy on 60s and 70s.  I group them by artist, because I think people can more quickly determine what songs I do that they like.

I keep this list at 125 songs.  If I add a song, I remove that I rarely play.

3 AM Matchbox 20
A Day in the Life The Beatles
A Horse with No Name America
A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You The Monkees
Ain't Even Done with the Night John Mellencamp
All My Loving The Beatles
All You Need is Love The Beatles
American Pie Don McLean
An Old Fashioned Love Song Three Dog Night
Are You Lonesome Tonight Elvis Presley
Because The Dave Clarke Five
Beginnings Chicago
Best of My Love The Eagles
Blackbird The Beatles
Blues Eyes Cryin in the Rain Willie Nelson
Bye Bye Love The Everly Brothers
California Dreamin The Mamas & the Papas
Capital Gains Blues Capital Gains
Cherry Hill Park Billy Joe Royal
Collide Howie Day
Daydream Lovin Spoonful
Daydream Believer The Monkees
Diamond Girl Seals & Crofts
Do It Again The Beach Boys
Do You Want to Know a Secret The Beatles
Dream On Aerosmith
Drift Away Dobie Gray
Easy to be Hard Three Dog Night
Eleanor Rigby The Beatles
Elenore The Turtles
Fire and Rain James Taylor
For Your Love The Yardbirds
Glory Days Bruce Springsteen
Good Vibrations The Beach Boys
Happy Together The Turtles
Hard Day's Night The Beatles
Heart of Gold Neil Young
Hello Mary Lou Rick Nelson
Here Comes the Sun The Beatles
Hold My Hand Hootie & the Blowfish
Homeward Bound Simon & Garfunkel
Hotel California The Eagles
I Am a Rock Simon & Garfunkel
I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
I Think We're Alone Now Tommy James & the Shondells
If I Fell The Beatles
If You Could Read My Mind Gordon Lightfoot
I'm a Believer The Monkees
In My Life The Beatles
It Ain't Me Babe The Turtles
Jet Paul McCartney and Wings
Jet Airliner Steve Miller Band
Knockin on Heaven's Door Bob Dylan
Kodachrome Paul Simon
Kokomo The Beach Boys
Landslide Fleetwood Mac
Last Train to Clarksville The Monkees
Layla Eric Clapton
Like a Rock Bob Seger
Live and Let Die Paul McCartney and Wings
Lonely People America
Lost in Love Air Supply
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley
Love Potion #9 The Searchers
Lyin Eyes The Eagles
Mainstreet Bob Seger
Make You Feel My Love Bob Dylan
Margaritaville Jimmie Buffett
Michelle The Beatles
More Than a Feeling Boston
Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter Herman's Hermits
Mrs. Robinson Simon & Garfunkel
Never Been to Spain Three Dog Night
Never Going Back Again Fleetwood Mac
Night Moves Bob Seger
No More Mr. Nice Guy Alice Cooper
Nowhere Man The Beatles
Oh Pretty Woman Roy Orbison
Old Man Neil Young
On the Road Again Willie Nelson
One Three Dog Night
One of These Nights The Eagles
Peaceful Easy Feeling The Eagles
Penny Lane The Beatles
Pinball Wizard/Won't Get Fooled Again The Who
Pink Houses John Mellencamp
Pleasant Valley Sunday The Monkees
Poison and Wine The Civil Wars
Runaway Del Shannon
Running on Empty Jackson Browne
Secret Agent Man Johnny Rivers
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles
Seven Bridges Road The Eagles
She'd Rather Be With Me The Turtles
Sherry The Four Seasons
Sister Golden Hair America
Somebody's Baby Jackson Browne
Southern Cross Crosby Stills & Nash
Spooky Classics IV
Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin
Strawberry Fields Forever The Beatles
Summer Breeze Seals & Crofts
Surfin USA The Beach Boys
Take Me Home, Country Roads John Denver
Teach Your Children Crosby Stills & Nash
Tears in Heaven Eric Clapton
Tequila Sunrise The Eagles
That'll be the Day Buddy Holly
Time in a Bottle Jim Croce
Travelin Man Rick Nelson
Turn the Page Bob Seger
Ventura Highway America
Wagon Wheel Darius Rucker
Wake up Little Susie The Everly Brothers
Wanted Dead or Alive Bon Jovi
Wasted on the Way Crosby Stills & Nash
We Just Disagree Dave Mason
What is Life? George Harrison
When I'm Sixty-Four The Beatles
Wherever You Will Go The Calling
While My Guitar Gently Weeps The Beatles
Who Says You Can't Go Home Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles
Wild Horses The Rolling Stones
Witchy Woman The Eagles
You Showed Me The Turtles

My Equipment

What I normally use at a gig.

Guitars Martin 2002 DC16GTE Dreadnought; Taylor 214ce Grand Auditorium
Guitar Straps Onori (Martin), Fender (Taylor)
Guitar Picks Fender Heavy
Guitar Strings Elixir Nanoweb, 12-53
Guitar Stand Hercules Double Stand
Guitar Stool Gibson Acoustic, 28"
Capos Shubb and Kyser Quick-Change
Amplifier Fender Acoustasonic 150
PA mixer Peavey 8600D
Speakers Two Peavey PR10s
Speaker Stands Two Prolines
Monitor Kustom KPC10M
Microphone Shure SM85S (vocals)
Mic Stands Ultimate Support (vocals)
Vocal effects processor BOSS VE-20
EqualizerBoss GE-7
Ear Monitor Shure PSM200
Tuner BOSS TU3 Chromatic
12-string effect pedalDigiTech Mosaic
Tremolo pedal BOSS TR-2
Pedalboard Gator

Other Gear I Have

Marshall ASD100 amplifier
Vox AC 15 Valvetronic amplifier
Epiphone EJ-200 acoustic guitar
Cordoba Iberia Series C7 classical guitar
Les Paul Standard electric guitar
Fender Telecaster electric guitar
Martin 12-string acoustic guitar
Gibson LG-0 acoustic guitar
Gretsch Corvette electric guitar
Alvarez acoustic guitar
Traveler electric guitar
Deering Goodtime 2 banjo
Morgan Monroe F-style mandolin
BOSS OS-2 OverDrive/Distortion pedal
BOSS FRV-1 '63 Fender Reverb
TC Electronic Polytune

Some Pictures (more coming)


Some recordings

My songwriting page




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Last updated: August 21, 2019