Watch Tim Palmieri Join Eggy For Joyous Paul Simon Cover At Biscoland

The Lotus guitarist added to an extended take on the Graceland classic “You Can Call Me Al” at the inaugural event.

By Scott Bernstein Oct 10, 2023 11:58 am PDT

Eggy performed at both days of The Disco Biscuits‘ first Biscoland music festival last weekend. The four-piece welcomed their fellow Connecticut-based brethen guitarist Tim Palmieri of Lotus on Friday to guest on a rousing cover of Paul Simon‘s 1986 smash “You Can Call Me Al.”

The collaborative “You Can Call Me Al” was the final song of the band’s set on Friday at the new event held at Wonderland Forest in Lafayette, New York. Eggy — guitarist Jake Brownstein, keyboardist Dani Battat, bassist Mike Goodman and drummer Alex Bailey — returned for a second set on Saturday afternoon.

Eggy has a long history of performing with Tim Palmieri. Mike Goodman referred to the guitarist as “the father of this era of Connecticut jamband virtuoso musicians” in a Relix profile on Eggy.

Paul Simon originally released “You Can Call Me Al” on his iconic 1986 studio album Graceland. Eggy first covered the song back on December 30, 2019 at Great Scott in Boston with Twiddle bassist Zdenek Gubb. Nine additional versions followed before the set-closing rendition on Friday at Biscoland. Drummer Alex Bailey handles vocals on Eggy’s rendition of “You Can Call Me Al.”

Bailey alternated the “I can call you Betty” and “Betty, when you call me” lyrics to “I can call you Timmy” and “Timmy, when you call me” a few times in honor of the guest. Palmieri worked in riffs over the top of the song and then took an extended solo. Jake Brownstein played rhythm underneath before throwing in a few furious licks of his own. The two guitarists eventually connected on an anthemic melody to peak the jam multiple times.

View audience-captured video of Eggy and Tim Palmieri’s “You Can Call Me Al” below:


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