How much, if any, of a role is the overall pattern, mood-wise? Especially when you play brief sets. For the past six months or so, I've been playing three-song opening sets for a monthly show here in town. For each, I've borne in mind how the three songs work together. For example, I'll start with a get-the-big-hearted-feelings-going song (might be wistful forgiveness or a still-love-you bluegrassy thing, or a fun stomper). Then I'll do something that's low-key, slower, reflective, and somber. And then I'll end with a threw-my-soul-to-the-wind kinda thing. (Wow, do these self-assessments sound pretentious! Sorry about that. But you get my drift.) Is this over-thinking it, even for a quite astute and close-listening (small) crowd, and for the gents organizing this, to whom I'm still trying to prove my show-worthy variety-chops? Should I just choose good songs of whatever kind/mood and play 'em in whatever random sequence I want? Or does the sequence matter, especially in a small, opening set, in an intimate space (a converted old church)? Thanks for your thoughts about this.