August 12, 2022

Paul Simon made his Newport People Pageant debut with a shock look throughout Nathaniel Rateliff’s “American Tune Revue” set on Saturday. Rateliff and his band the Evening Sweats devoted their complete present to Simon, masking a bunch of his songs earlier than Simon himself got here out to sing “Graceland,” “American Tune,” “The Boxer,” and “Sounds Of Silence.” He was joined by Rhiannon Giddens on “American Tune,” and a complete bunch of performers got here out for “The Boxer.” “What a pleasure working with Nathaniel and his unimaginable band. The environment on the pageant was nothing in need of fantastic,” Simon stated.

“It’s onerous to place into phrases the enjoyment we felt bringing the nice American songwriter Paul Simon to the Newport People stage,” Rateliff stated. “Thanks, Paul, on your songs, your voice and your presence.” Rateliff’s set additionally included visitor appearances from Lucius, Lukas Nelson, Marcus Mumford, Courtney Marie Andrews, Phil Prepare dinner, Natalie Service provider, Adia Victoria, and extra.

Paul Simon introduced his retirement from touring in 2018, and has solely appeared on stage just a few instances since then.

Watch video of Simon’s look beneath.

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