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Paul on BBC2 - Big Show

from Bodo , 2006-06-06

Attention, this afternoon Paul will be guest on the BBC Radio 2 ´Big show´ with Steve Wright.
Watch out the ´Webcam´ they have in their studio to capture some pictures of Paul.


Surprise UK chart Top 5 entry

from Simon Evans , 2006-06-11

Paul Simon´s Surprise has gone straight into the UK album charts at Number 4, his highest chart entry since Rhythm Of The Saints 16 years ago.

Jerry Douglas and Paul Simon

from Ans , 2006-06-17

Jerry Douglas Band to Hit the Road with Paul Simon

Music NewsBMNN wrote: on Jun. 16, 2006:
Nashville, Tenn. - The Jerry Douglas Band has been confirmed for the opening position on the Paul Simon 2006 summer tour. Dates include the Montreal Jazz Festival, Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY and PNC Bank Arts Center.

River of Music Party
Jerry Douglas, widely regarded as the world´´s best dobro player, was recently recognized again as Musician of the Year by the Country Music Association, his second such honor, adding to a long list of awards from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. He has also received 12 Grammy Awards, and an additional 5 NARAS acknowledgements for his work on the Down from the Mountain soundtrack. In 2004, the National Endowment for the Arts presented Jerry the 2004 National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor for the Folk and Traditional Arts.

Although most widely known for his featured role with Alison Krauss and her band, Union Station, Jerry has earned the respect and collaborated with such artists as Norah Jones, Eric Clapton, Bela Fleck, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, John Fogerty, Dave Grisman, Trey Anastasio, James Taylor, Emmylou Harris and Earl Scruggs.

Surprise still in UK Top 5

from Simon Evans , 2006-06-18

Surprise has stayed at No 4 in the new UK album chart, released today. The album was released on June 5 in the UK and went straight into the charts at No 4 last week. Internationally the album has tended to drop down charts after it´s initial entry, which just goes to show how much the UK still loves him after all these years!

Touring band 2006

from Bodo , 2006-06-24

From the latest interview we could read that Paul finally added 1 more drummer to his band (maybe he need someone for the ROTS songs... ,-) )

So this is the final band (in order of how long someone is a band member)

Steve Gadd: drums
Bakithi Kumalo: bass
Tony Cedras: accordeon, keyboard,
trumpet, vocals, guitars.
Vincent Nguini : guitar, background vocals
Mark Stewart : guitar, sax, vocals
Andy Snitzer: sax, computer sounds
Robin DiMaggio: drums [NEW LIVE MUSICIAN]

Surprise drops to 20 in UK chart

from Simon Evans , 2006-06-26

Surprise dropped a disappointing 16 places to 20 in this week´s UK album chart. Clearly the ´buzz´ created around its release has worn off. A pity there isn´t a tour planned for the UK, which would inevitably stimulate sales again.

Nine weeks of rehearsals

from Ans , 2006-06-26

This news fits Bodo´s news about the touring band very well.

from Rolling Stone, June 29, 2006 Page 24

Simon´s latest disc, ´Surprise,´ marries his trademark melodic and
lyrical sensibility with lush electronic textures, courtesy of Brian
Eno. Preparing for Simon´s summer tour, his veteran band plans nine
weeks of rehearsals to translate the new sound to the stage. ´Not only
will those sounds be in the new songs, we´re using them as a palette,´
says guitarist Mark Stewart. ´Environmental sounds are even finding
their way into Slip Slidin´ Away.´

Kelly Sweet To Open For Paul Simon

from Bodo Malo , 2006-06-26

Razor & Tie recording artist Kelly Sweet has been chosen to open for legendary artist Paul Simon on selected dates for his U.S. tour. The July 7th and July 8th shows in Essex Junction, Vermont and Manchester, New Hampshire, respectively have already been confirmed.

Check out the website of Kelly Sweet
I think her music is gorgeous. Come early this time! :-)

Paul Simon at Letterman Show

from Ans , 2006-06-28

This Friday, June 30th Paul Simon will appear at the David Letterman show at 11.35 p.m.
Tom Brokaw will also be on the show.
There is nothing on the site yet, but here is the link, maybe they will show something later.