The New York Times reports thast the tribute show is on March 31 at Carnegie Hall. The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams, soul singer Bettye LaVette and Hüsker Dü’s Bob Mould are leading names confirmed. The show will also feature Steely Dan guitarist Jon Herington and jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux, singer-songwriter Dan Wilson, cellist Ben Sollee and the composer Allen Toussaint.
The Paul Simon tribute is the 10th instalment of a long-running series hosted by Michael Dorf, the owner of City Winery, who uses the concerts to raise money for music education programs across the U.S. According to Dorf, the money raised during this year’s concert should push the combined total for the past 10 years of shows over $1 million.
In 2013, the Roots acted as house band for a Prince tribute, which also included performances from Elvis Costello, D'Angelo, Booker T. Jones and Living Colour. Back in 2007, Bruce Springsteen showed up for an encore of “The Promised Land” and “Rosalita” at his own tribute show, while Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills took the stage with Patti Smith in 2009 to close out the show in R.E.M.’s honor.
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel have reunited in N.Y.C a few times before. Maybe they could both turn up for just one song together?