Acoustic music is so important to me, because it is the sure fire way to tell if a band has got actual talent or not.  Check out five of my favorite acoustic performances (in no particular order).

It's no secret that Maria Brink from In This Moment puts on a great live show, but this acoustic version of "Blood" showcases her beautiful voice.

Maybe it's because I was born halfway through the 80's, but hair band music usually isn't my favorite.  However, I love this version of "Sweet Child O' Mine" from Slash and Miles Kennedy and for Slash to nail that solo on an acoustic is amazing.

There hasn't been much going on with this band, but the acoustic version of "Weatherman" from Dead Sara is definitely worth checking out.

I absolutely love our Vegas boys in Otherwise.  Not only can they party hard, but they are very talented and never skimp on the important details.  Check out this version of "Soldiers" live from a cemetery!

Last but not least - The man whose voice makes me lose my mind!  Corey Taylor with "Bother".  Make sure to tune in to Full Metal Jackie tonight, as he will be the special guest!