Still Crazy After All These Years: Paul Simon Birthday/Tribute
Saturday Oct 15 3:30PM
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3:30pm - open mic
4:00pm Amber Lynn Nicol
4:40pm 59th Street Bridge
5:00pm Liz Hollister
5:20pm Briar Hill
5:40pm Acme Jazz Garage
6:00pm Blind Buddy Moody
6:20pm Hamster Adams
6:40pm The Hurricane Eyes
7:00pm The Irish Buskers
7:20pm Florida Mountain Boys
7:40pm 59th Street Bridge
8:00pm Ditchflowers: BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS re-creation, in it’s entirety
9:00pm Rayzilla's PBS & special guest, Liz Hollister
9:20pm Tribal Style
9:40pm Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets
10:00pm The Regulars
10:20pm Phil 'n' the Blanks
10:40pm Johnny Cakes & the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypso
11:20pm Ted Lucas and the Misled
WMNF and about 100 musicians will honor Paul Simon’s 70th birthday with a tribute to his music-both solo, with Art Garfunkel and with his groundbreaking work with South African and Brazilian musicians. As befits one of the modern era’s most eclectic performers the bands at this tribute will run the gamut from Ukulele folk and Zydeco/New Orleans to Klezmer and a band with instruments made from trash. With a career starting in the 1960s and continuing today, Paul Simon has established himself among the best and most popular songwriters of all time.
Producer Tom Wilson took the acoustic track "The Sound of Silence" from the Wednesday Morning album, overdubbed electric guitar, bass, and drums and released the result as a single in October 1965, It took off and hit number one, establishing Simon & Garfunkel. For the next five years, they were one of the most successful acts in pop music. After the break up of Simon and Garfunkel, Simon returned to solo work with Paul Simon, There Goes Rhymin' Simon, Still Crazy After All These Years--which topped the charts and won the Grammy for Album of the Year. Simon experimented with songwriting styles and became interested in South African music, resulting in Graceland, which became his biggest-selling solo album and won him another Album of the Year Grammy. His most recent release is So Beautiful or So What. Through his solo and collaborative work, Simon has earned 13 Grammys, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2006 was selected as one of the "100 People Who Shaped the World" by Time magazine.
The Ditchflowers will be performing, arguably Paul Simon’s best album, Bridge Over Troubled Water ~ in order, in it’s entirety.
Directions from North - I-275 to Bearss exit, then left one block to Nebraska. Go right on Nebraska for 1/4 mile to Skipper Road. Turn left and then left into parking lot.
Directions from South or East - I-275 N to Fletcher exit, then right one block to Nebraska. Go left on Nebraska to Skipper Road. Turn right and then left into parking lot.