Quick stats: - Contest ran for approx 17 weeks. - I counted an even 2o allowable submissions for the participation draw, keeping with the spirit of this contest. Solo acoustic originals or covers with vocals. I am allowing room on the 3:00 rule, and in a couple of cases things that were previously recorded - I didn't expect that. - Daneman gets the most participation ballot entries with six. - All told we did get 11 separate AGF members entering this contest, yay! Gonna leave this open for community voting until Sunday Afternoon, Oct 15. Now my conundrum is while I Absolutely LOVE Deaa's cover of a cover of Hurt, it's fairly obvious it was edited and post-produced more than just a little bit. While this does help it stand out rather more in quality above other submissions, I don't feel it's fair to those who exposed themselves in much more naked / vulnerable ways in live solo acoustic performances. So, executive decision... disallowing that entry for this round but I will definitely include it in the participation draw. It's a pretty amazing piece and you should be very proud of it, sir. Each AGF member has three votes. So, for the endgame, members will be voting on: Zisme "Mote" by Sonic Youth Riverdog "Under the Milky Way" The Church (Obviously not recorded for this contest, but solo, acoustic, and live.) Mossmans "Sisyphus Quit Today" an original piece. Needhelp "Black Betty" by Ram Jam, with a slice of "in my time of dying" on the side Nomadh "Johnny's Garden" by Manassas in beautiful Yosemite PipeRain "Amazing Grace" the spiritual old standard NRussell "Nutshell" by Alice in Chains (again not recorded for this contest, but still solo, acoustic and live) GAgoosh "Fool For Your Stockings" ZZ Top (thanks for the endorsement!) Daneman with "Ice Blue Heart" by John Hiatt And Finally Manco53 with "Out of Time" an original work Most votes when the Poll ends gets a Well-Hung guitar strap, and AGF Unplugged braggin' rights.I will make the draw for the participation entrants next Sunday as well, for the "Participation" strap prize. Good Luck to you fellas, and thank you all for entering - I hope you had fun and were encouraged to share a bit of yourselves with us in the spirit of guitar brotherhood. For a bit of bonus fun, TRASH TALK by contestants is encouraged in this thread, but it can only be in song. Those in the hunt are welcome to post one more solo acoustic song EACH in this thread in a bid to convince us all of our voting choices, but this is purely optional, not mandatory. If you do, I will add ONE more ballot for your name in the AGF Unplugged participation strap draw.