Anne from New York, New York
Paul took “my” music and elevated it with genius, creative, brilliant arrangements, keeping enough of the integrity of the originals for PS purists. Every member of his band was a virtuoso. Renee Magritte was unbelievable. His string/wind arrangements were wildly intricate and the group played without charts!, for 2.5 hours. He sang acapella above them. And the world musicians all around him and the band regulars just blew my mind. For 2.5 hours the entire world was aligned perfectly. Ahhhhhhhhhh,!
Gary from Washington, District of Columbia
EVEN BETTER THAN THE PHILADELPHIA CONCERT
I am an admited groupie. I saw him and his band in Philadelphia in June. My friend and I both agree that the DC performance was better than the one in Philadelphia. Several reasons. The DC crowd was much better behaved. More importantly, the band has become tighter and Ymusic much more integrated with the other musicians. The performance of "Rene and Georgia Magritte. . . " seemed disjoined in Philadelphia while it was beyond lovely in DC. The only downside was that the acoustics in DC were a notch below the acoustics in Philadelphia. I have heard Paul Simon in concert many times going back to my days as a student at the University of Pennsylvania (College '70). He never disappoints.
Gus Elsner from Boynton Beach , FL
STILL THE BEST AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
super concert at BB&T , september 8, 2018. Sang for 2.5 hours , including 2 encores. The band was complex and outstanding with brass, string and a multitude of unconventional instruments, in addition to the typical percussion and guitars. A great set list which combined some of the classics with the latest by Paul. Overall, a concdert to remember, just like the central park concert minus the 485000 attendees!
Dick Gordon from Greensboro, North Carolina
VINTAGE AND FUTURE SIMON
My wife and I saw Paul Simon Tuesday night at the Greensboro Coliseum. I went and bought very good seats the first day tickets were available. This is the music of my life; Sounds of Silence as a young teenager, to Graceland- which my young children adored. It would not matter what decade it was from the 60s to now, Paul Simon is a true genius that has helped us all piece together our collective memories. It was a truly great performance with an amazing band of modern world sounds.
Michael Reed from Greensboro, North Carolina
HARD TO BELIEVE!
If you have doubts about Paul Simon's ability to crank out a high energy, amazingly fresh, and superiorly orchestrated show at his over 70 years, put those doubts aside and BUY THE TICKETS! Saw the show last night at the Greensboro Colesium. Phenomenal! The band was versatile and easily went from West African rhythms to zydeco, to exquisite chamber ensemble, to dixieland, avante garde, to American classic rock and rock and roll ala Paul Simon at his finest!
Seward Anderson from Greensboro, North Carolina
STILL GENIUS AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
I first heard Paul Simon’s work in my dorm room at the University of Virginia in 1965– “ Sounds of Silence.” All who heard it were struck by the beauty and poignancy of the work. It’s 53 years later, age 77 and his voice, energy, and musical acumen are not diminished. What a fabulous performance! It was not a concert: it was a performance by 15 consummate professionals. Two hours twenty minutes of non stop auditory excitement. He finally took vocal ownership of “ Bridge Over Troubled Water” and the audience thanked him mightily. A night to remember and cherish.
Catherine from Boston, Massachusetts
IT WAS A LOVE-FEST!
Saw Paul Simon’s farewell tour concert at the full-to-the-rafters Garden last night, it was a mix of sing-along and just sit and listen, mesmerized, to new arrangements of some great old chestnuts. Simon’s energy, love of music came shining through all during the over 2-1/2 hours, in fine voice, and arms open wide to his audience. Loved the band, great show!
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