Paul Simon’s Carnegie Hall Tribute to Feature Civil Wars’ Joy Williams, Bob Mould

By Scott T. Sterling

Paul Simon is no stranger to public adoration, from his 12 GRAMMYs (including a Lifetime Achievement Award) to the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor back in 2002.

Now Simon is set to be feted with a tribute concert at on March 31 at New York’s Carnegie Hall with performances by the Civil WarsJoy Williams, former Husker Du frontman Bob Mould, soul sensation Bettye LaVette and more.

Also set for the tribute show are Allen Toussaint, Ben Sollee and a special collaboration between vocalist Madeleine Peyroux and guitarist Jon Herington (of Steely Dan fame).

The show will be the tenth annual charity tribute hosted by City Winery owner Michael Dorf, who uses the money raised to help various music education programs. The artists honored at past charity tributes include the Rolling Stones, Prince, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, R.E.M. and Bruce Springsteen.

According to the New York Times, this year’s beneficiaries include the American Symphony Orchestra’s Music Notes, Church Street School for Music and Art, Young Audiences New York, FIKS (Fixing Instruments for Kids in Schools), Little Kids Rock and the Center for Arts Education.

Simon himself kicks off a tour alongside Sting next month and will just wrapping up the jaunt when this tribute is set to take place.

(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


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