Act of Congress

Dave Higgs of NPR calls AOC “one of the freshest sounding, exuberant bands in all of the known acoustic universe.”

Hailing from the southern hills of Alabama, the organic sound of Act of Congress is consistently voted one of the “Must See Live Acts of Alabama.”

AOC returned in 2015 from their fifth tour as U.S. Cultural Ambassadors, led by the U.S. State Department. Since 2012 AOC has performed in countries including Thailand, Oman, Palau, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Philippines, Timor Leste, Bali, Liberia, and Jordan. Highlights from 2015 include independence day entertainment for Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Liberian government, and a feature performance at a Roman amphitheatre for Jordan’s celebrated Jerash festival.

Act of Congress is currently performing their original music at live venues, festivals, and national symphonies, including four performances with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. AOC has backed up country music star, Sara Evans and American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks. AOC’s current licensing catalog includes Showtime and Google. Act of Congress has released two full length albums, two acclaimed Christmas EPs, a live CD/DVD and the documentary “A Week In The Life.”

AOC has performed for the likes of Paste, SXSW, Disney, NPR and Billboard. They have opened Live Nation VIP areas for John Mayer and Edwin McCain and were featured on the nationally syndicated Rick & Bubba Show and Woodsongs Radio on XM Radio. Act of Congress has also won the IMWS Disc Maker’s Grand Prize and Colgate Country Showdown Regional Competition. AOC’s full concert from the International Newgrass Festival has been released in national rotation on public television.

Song List


CEREMONY

Amazing Grace – Newton
Be Thou My Vision – Traditional
Bouree in e minor – Bach
Bridal March – Wagner
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Chance Meeting – Act of Congress
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing – Robinson
Gabrielle’s Melody – Act of Congress
How Beautiful – Paris
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
Life in Technicolor – Coldplay
Short Trip Home – Edgar Meyer
Sleepers Awake – Bach
Tears in the Rain – Joe Satriani
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
Unaccompanied Cello Suite – Bach
Wedding March – Mendelssohn

RECEPTION

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
All of Me – John Legend
Always – Frank Sinatra
Arms of a Woman – Amos Lee
As Long As Our Hearts Are Beating – Jenny and Tyler
At Last – Etta James
Baby, Now that I’ve Found You – Alison Krauss
Boogie Shoes – KC and the Sunshine Band
Clocks – Coldplay
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Free – Zac Brown Band
Good – Dave Barnes
Goodnight Sweetheart – The Spaniels
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Heart in a Cage – The Strokes
Hey Ya – Outkast
High and Dry – Radiohead
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
How Sweet it Is – James Taylor
Hung the Moon – Drew Holcombe
I Loved Her First – Heartland
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
I Will Survive – Diana Ross
In My Place – Coldplay
LOVE – Frank Sinatra
Lovefool – The Cardigans
Low Rider – War
Lucky – Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
Mama’s Song – Carrie Underwood
Man of Constant Sorrow – Dan Tyminski
Marry Me – Train
My Girl – The Temptations
My Wish – Rascal Flatts
The Old Home Place – The Dillards
Paperback Writer – The Beatles
Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Rollin’ in the Deep – Adele
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Signed, Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder
Stand By Me – Ben King
Stickshifts and Safetybelts – Cake
Such Great Heights – Postal Service
Superstitious – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Pea – Amos Lee
Take on Me – Aha
Take the World – johnnyswim
That’s the Way I Like It – KC and the Sunshine Band
Trouble – Ray LaMontagne
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
Waitin’ on the World to Change – John Mayer
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
The Weight – The Band
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor

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Act of Congress was last modified: March 22nd, 2016 by Jason Guinn