Our Song List!
John Paul Jones
Stairway to heaven
highest ranked rock song ever
money for nothing
February 21, 2016
Mark D, the keyboard guy
We're now on Twitter as @ParagonBandMI!!! We have other things to talk about as well.
We have also landed a party gig at the Brooklyn Moose lodge for St Patrick's Day! We perform at the party at 6PM. The Brooklyn Moose is located at 8421 Sports Park Drive (just off U...
February 7, 2016
Make Me Smile is one of Paragon's major lead-in songs we use to start off the evening and wow the crowd.
It was written by James Pankow of Chicago, but sung by multiple members of the band:
"Since the death of Terry Kath in 1978, the vocals for live performances of "Ma...
January 31, 2016
Mark, the keyboard guy
Another recent addition to the Paragon set list, "Beer In Mexico" by Kenny Chesney is a good rockin' country tune that features our bassist/songwriter Mark Elder on vocals. Supposely Chesney wrote the tune while vacationing in Cabo San Lucas at a birthday party for Sa...
January 19, 2016
Mark D, the Keyboard guy
In honor and respect for Glenn Frey, who passed away today. We're posting an Eagles tune that he sings lead on and that we (Paragon) happen to perform. Peaceful Easy Feeling was written by Jack Tempchin for The Eagles's debut album in 1972. However of course, G...
January 17, 2016
Mark, the Keyboard Guy
A new one being added to the set list for Paragon, it's Elton John's Love Lies Bleeding. The song was originally recorded in 1973 for the "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" album, but it's PART of the leading track, combined with Funeral For a Friend.
At Paragon, we'll be...
January 3, 2016
This is a tune that we picked up this past year and it's a crowd fave. Green Eyed Lady was released by Sugarloaf in 1970 as a single and made it to the number 3 position. It was to be one of only two Top Ten hits for Sugarloaf, the other being "Don't Call Us, We'll C...
December 27, 2015
Mark, Keyboards - web master of disaster
This is a song that Paragon uses to close out every show. But it's such a favorite and a permanent feature, our crowds are a little unhappy when the signature riff kicks in.
China Grove was written by the lead singer of The Doobie Brothers, Tom Johnston and reached N...
December 20, 2015
In case you missed it last night (12/29/2015), Paragon finished the last set with Stairway To Heaven.
This was fun to do, as each of us in the band has had some experience in playing the tune, either by ourselves on our own or in other bands.
From the Wikipedia entry:
December 13, 2015
We'll try to re-start our occasional feature here on our blog, cover songs that we like to play.
Today's feature is Dire Straits "Money For Nothing".
(From Wikipedia and other sources:)
Mark Knopfler described the writing of the song in a 1984 interview with critic B...
Songs We Like! - Make Me Smile, Chicago
Songs We Like - Beer In Mexico by Kenny Chesney