Latest Paul Simon Articles
The latest installment of the ’20 For 20′ series in celebration of JamBase’s 20th anniversary looks at 20 standout farewell concerts from the past two decades.
Michael McDonald was among Paul Simon’s guests during Paul’s first ever concerts in Maui and first in Hawaii since 1968.
Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir joined Paul Simon and his band for “The Boxer” at Outside Lands in San Francisco on Sunday night.
Legendary performer Paul Simon will play a pair of charity concerts in Maui for his first shows in Hawaii in over 50 years.
Watch Paul Simon perform the ‘Graceland’ classic “That Was Your Mother” with Stephen Colbert and Jon Batiste & Stay Human on ‘The Late Show.
Paul Simon will headline the 2019 Outside Lands Festival and the singer-songwriter will again appear on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.’
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Latest Paul Simon Setlist
Paul Simon at Maui Arts & Cultural Center
- Late in the Evening
- The Boy in the Bubble
- 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
- Dazzling Blue
- That Was Your Mother
- Mother and Child Reunion
- Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
- Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War
- Can't Run But
- Bridge Over Troubled Water
- The Obvious Child
- Spirit Voices
- The Cool, Cool River
- Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
- You Can Call Me Al
- Still Crazy After All These Years
- Honolulu City Lights
- The Boxer
- The Sound of Silence
About Paul Simon
During his distinguished career Paul Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards including 12 Grammy Awards, three of which (“Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Still Crazy After All These Years” and “Graceland”) were albums of the year. In 2003 he was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel. He is a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame, a recipient of their Johnny Mercer Award and is in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist. His song “Mrs. Robinson” from the motion picture “The Graduate” was named in the top ten of The American Film Institute’s 100 Years 100 Songs. He was a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors in 2002 and was named as one of Time Magazine’s “100 People Who Shape Our World” in 2006. In 2007, Mr. Simon was awarded the first annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Named in honor of the legendary George and Ira Gershwin, this newly created award recognizes the profound and positive effect of popular music on the worlds culture, and is given annually to a composer or performer whose lifetime contributions exemplify the standard of excellence associated with the Gershwins. In 2011 Mr. Simon was elected to The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Of Mr. Simon’s many concert appearances he is most fond of the two concerts in Central Park in New York (with his partner and childhood friend Art Garfunkel in 1981 and as a solo artist in 1991) and the series of shows he did at the invitation of Nelson Mandela in South Africa: the first American artist to perform in post-apartheid South Africa. In 1998, his performance on center field at Yankee Stadium celebrating the unveiling of Joe DiMaggios monument is a treasured memory for this lifelong Yankees fan.
Paul Simon’s philanthropic work includes the co-founding of The Children’s Health Fund with Dr. Irwin Redlener. The CHF donates and staffs mobile medical vans that bring health care to poor and indigent children in urban and rural locations around the United States. Since its inception in 1986 it has provided over 3 million doctor/patient visits. In the wake of Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina it was the primary health care source for those communities decimated by the storms. Mr. Simon has also raised millions of dollars for worthy causes as varied as AMFAR, The Nature Conservancy, The Fund for Imprisoned Children in South Africa and Autism Speaks and The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation.
Watch Neil Young dust off “New Mama” for the first time in over 40 years and welcome Norah Jones at Harvest Moon A Gathering.
Watch Brandi Carlile welcome Mavis Staples and The Highwomen bandmates Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Watch Greensky Bluegrass welcome Lil Smokies for “Midnight Moonlight” during their Red Rocks three-night run opener.
Watch Warren Haynes and Alison Krauss sit-in with Bonnie Raitt at last night’s Outlaw Music Festival stop in Philadelphia.
Ringo Starr will release, his 20th studio album, ‘What’s My Name,’ in October and previewed the LP by unveiling its title track.