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Thread #160765 Message #3814515
Posted By: CupOfTea
13-Oct-16 - 03:11 PM
Thread Name: Happy 75th, Paul Simon!
Subject: RE: Happy 75th, Paul Simon!
This past Sunday, in Cleveland the Beachland Ballroom had a tribute to Paul Simon with some of the best of the local perfomers showcasing their favorite song/s. Beachland is more rock & pop, though folk gets in ever'so often. Some friends of mine were among the acoustic performers & thought it was a great time. I sorry I had another gig that I love (playing for dancers) that night that prevented me from attending.
"Matt Harmon has assembled a group of area musicians to pay tribute to the songs of Paul Simon. This retrospective concert honors the iconic artist's 75th birthday. Joining Matt are Emily Keener, Charlie Mosbrook, Kate Kooser, Shawn and Shelby, Chayla Hope and Red Brick Rhoades. Each of these acts will perform their interpretations of songs spanning nearly 60 years of Simon's legendary repertoire.
The show will build to a celebratory conclusion, with Matt and surprise vocalists leading a stellar band through a powerful set. The band includes Cleveland jazz scene favorite, Joe Hunter on keys, the extraordinary Anthony Taddeo on drums. High demand bassist Kevin Johnson, Anthony Taddeo of Mo Mojo on electric guitar and Jim Cirillo on sax.
Joanne in Cleveland (who spent ALOT of time in the 70s learning how to play Bridge Over Troubled Water on electric Organ)