This Week On Acoustic Sunrise: 9/15/19

September 13, 2019
 Ed Sheeran performs in concert on the opening night of his Australian tour at Optus Stadium on March 2, 2018

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IT’S GONNA BE AN INCREDIBLE SHOW this week!

Matthew’s got a ton of great unplugged, stripped down, live and acoustic performances, lots of exclusives, and more cool stories this weekend on the Acoustic Sunrise. Catch tracks from this week’s Featured Artist ED SHEERAN every hour -- including some exclusives from our archives.

HOUR ONE HIGHLIGHTS

  • We’ll kick the show off with on​e of the most requested covers ever from JOHN MAYER doing FREE FALLING acoustic
  • Incredible version of STILL HAVEN’T FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR from U2
  • TRUTH HURTS from LIZZO recorded HERE. Just Lizzo + a guitar (the talented Walt Williams)
  • 80s hitmakers MEN AT WORK lead singer COLIN HAY performs a beautiful version of one of their big hits
  • KELSEA BALLERINI performs her girl power anthem MISS ME MORE with just an acoustic guitar on her living room floor
  • ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT guitar version of JUSTIN BIEBER’s WhatDoYouMean. It’s amazing!

HOUR TWO HIGHLIGHTS

  • Foxborough native JOJO strips down one of her biggest hits.
  • LADY GAGA goes Full Tchaikovsky on a piano version of one of her biggest hits
  • BON JOVI performs a vibey version of LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER with actress Olivia D’abo
  • TAYLOR SWIFT singing YNTCD acoustic in London
  • ALL AMERICAN REJECTS and AUGUSTANA from the MIX LOUNGE
  • Matthew’s Gem Of The Week​ from GEORGE MICHAEL’s Unplugged sessions. (Great cover of a song we all know and love.)  
  • LEWIS CAPALDI and JAMES BAY perform a back and forth mashup of their two biggest hits
  • ED from Notre Dame Academy

HOUR THREE HIGHLIGHTS

  • ED SHEERAN covers SAM SMITH
  • Great version of GOO GOO DOLLS first hit NAME. Just Johnny and a guitar
  • THE SCRIPT in the MIX LOUNGE
  • KESHA’s PRAYING with an acoustic guitar instead of the iconic piano. Amazing.
  • DEMI LOVATO with just a piano and a couple background singers

HOUR FOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Acoustic PRINCE!
  • ED performs the song he wrote for ONE DIRECTION. Rare. Exclusive. Performed for us!
  • THE CURE with a great version of LOVE SONG
  • A great piano version of TRAMPOLINE from SHAED

PLUS: ​DIDO, JESSE JONAS BROTHERS, ADELE, JASON MRAZ, BILLIE EILISH, KELLY CLARKSON, VANCE JOY, KHALID, BLINK 182, SARAH MCLACHLAN, DAN + SHAY, O.A.R. and more.

Check out the Acoustic Sunrise every Sunday morning for a great mix of UNPLUGGED, STRIPPED DOWN and EXCLUSIVE LIVE PERFORMANCES from today’s biggest artists and your favorites of all time. Plus great stories about the songs and artists you love.

REQUESTS: matthew@theacousticsunrise.com