A couple of reasons actually
1. I like to experiment with acoustic versions of songs or put my spin on a pop song
For example, I sing and play an acoustic guitar version of Lady GaGa’s Edge of Glory. I do the same with The Joke by Brandi Carlisle. Clearly, I can’t sound like them, but I find a key that suits me, do a bit of arranging, maybe change the tempo, and belt it out
I’ve done the two songs above at jam sessions and parties with friends and they were huge crowd pleasers
2. It reminds me of a time when in my 20’s I was having drinks at a swanky NYC bar and a hot chick came in to play a harp. This harp was huge and awkward, but she handles it with such ease. She looked like an angel sitting there.
When she started her set with Hotel California I knew I had to hang around and meet her
I stayed til she got off, then bought her drinks. We talked music for awhile, walked a bit, got some pizza, then went back to the hotel and banged.