What kind of song can I play for a coffeehouse-type event at a church?

I play guitar (not very well) and my friend is going to sing at a coffeehouse-like event at her church. I can play Blackbird by the Beatles, but other than that, I'm not sure what we can sing/play. They don't have to be religious songs, but it is being hosted at a church, so it can't really be anything with explicit content or swear words. She is a soprano 2, if that helps; I'm an alto but probably won't really be singing. I'd prefer to stay away from Taylor Swift if possible. Are there any sort of simple songs I can play guitar too while she sings? Thank you so much.

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    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Acoustic folk or folk-rock songs woul be perfect.

    Think Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary, James Taylor -- or other artists in a similar vein.

  • 9 years ago

    Man In The Mirror by Michael Jackson is something non-religious if that is what you want but if you want something religious look into Casting Crowns or Phil Wickham Heaven Song is great too!

  • 9 years ago

    "Pursuit Of Happiness" by Nuno Bettencourt

    You sure can play it on guitar in a church.. its a happy-happy song..

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