Paul Simon was this year’s honouree at Michael Dorf’s “Music of” series which benefits Music Education organizations such as Little Kids Rock, the Church Street School of Music and Young Audiences New York.
A host of artists crossed the Carnegie Hall stage to perform songs originally written and performed by Simon including such veterans as Judy Collins, Allen Toussaint, Bob Mould, Sam Moore, Bettye LaVette, Richard Marx and Ann & Nancy Wilson.
The Brooklyn band Antibalas was the house band for the evening.
The set list:
Mrs. Robinson – John Doe
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Judy Collins
Scarborough Fair – Megan Doyle & Snow Guilfoyle
The Boxer – Joe Henry
Sounds of Silence – Joy Williams
American Tune – Madeleine Peyroux & Jon Herington
Slip Slidin’ Away – L.P.
Duncan – Josh Ritter
Take Me to the Mardi Gras – Allen Toussaint
Fakin’ It – Bob Mould
Motorcycle – Bob Forrest & Gibby Haynes
Born at the Right Time – Isobel Campbell & Andy Cabic
Something So Right – Brett Dennen
Wartime Prayers – Ben Sollee
The Only Living Boy in New York – Dan Wilson
Think Too Much – Tunde Adebimpe
Loves Me Like a Rock – Sam Moore
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover – Bettye LaVette
Still Crazy After All These Years – Richard Marx
Old Friends – Ann & Nancy Wilson
Late in the Evening – Mike Gordon
You Can Call Me Al – Angélique Kidjo
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) – Everyone
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