Monthly Archives: September 2011

“Live at Webster Hall”?

According to the singer’s official website, “Paul Simon: Songwriter,” a two-disc collection Simon “hand-picked,” spanning most of his career, will be released just after Simon’s 70th birthday: PAUL SIMON HAND-PICKS SONGS & PERFORMANCES FOR SONGWRITER, A NEW COLLECTION CHRONICLING FIVE DECADES OF MUSIC 2 Disc Set Illuminates Artist’s Evolution From 1960s to Present Available Monday, October 24 Songwriter is a selection of songs,… Read more →

Do You Live in Connecticut?

If you do, you’ll want to tune in to public television tonight: Paul Simon: Live at Webster Hall, New York (Hartford, CT – Sept. 9, 2011) – In June 2011, Paul Simon thrilled his hometown fans with a special club performance at New York City’s historic Webster Hall. The show was the culmination of a sold-out, two-month US tour about… Read more →

Paul Simon Back on Tour

If you haven’t seen Paul Simon on tour lately – and you’re reading this blog – and you live in or around any of the cities he’s visiting this fall, do yourself a favour and get a ticket. You’ll catch the show of the year, and you might even be invited onstage. DATE CITY, STATE VENUE TICKETS 10/17/2011 Phoenix, AZ… Read more →

Inspiration for “The Afterlife”?

In 2008, Paul Simon played the Montreux Jazz Festival the night after Leonard Cohen’s performance. The show was a loose one for Simon; it featured the debut of “Love and Hard Times” and included a more-or-less impromptu duet with Patti Austin on “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Simon took a moment, before the third song, “Outrageous,” to talk to the crowd:… Read more →