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November 20, 2011 - USA / Indiana
Bloomington - Indiana University Auditorium


1. Boy in the Bubble
2. Dazzling Blue
3. Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover
4. The Afterlife
5. Mother and Child Reunion
6. That Was Your Mother
7. Hearts and Bones
8. Mystery Train/Wheels
9. Slip Sliding Away
10. Rewrite
11. Peace Like A River
12. The Obvious Child
13. Only Living Boy in New York
14. Love is Eternal Sacred Light
15. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
16. Late In The Evening

17. Sounds of Silence
18. Kodachrome
19. Gone at Last
20. Here Comes The Sun
21. Gumboots

22. Cecilia
23. The Boxer
24. Graceland
25. Pretty Thing
26. Still Crazy After All These Years

The band (not all members are present at all shows)

Vincent Nguini - Guitar
Bakithi Kumalo - Bass
Mark Stewart - Guitars, Cello, Saxophone, selfmade instruments
Tony Cedras - Accordeon, Keyboard, Guitars
Andy Snitzer - Saxophone, Synthesizer
Jamey Haddad - Percussion
Mick Rossi - Piano, Percussion
Jim Oblon - Drums, Guitars

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Review by:
Reed Maidenberg

I was visiting old friends, a Thanksgiving tradition. I come to southern Indiana a couple times a year. I used to live here.

When they told me Paul Simon was playing IU Auditorium on Sunday night, I said WHAT?! Let´s go!!

We found a great deal on last minute tickets online (6th row, side, excellent sight lines, and just beneath the line array mains). When I saw the array of instrumentation I got excited.

I knew nothing about the tour, other than it was for his new CD, So Beautiful or So What, which I have on my iPhone, and have been listening to, so I am familiar with the new songs. What a great surprise to see the opening act was the Punch Brothers! I´m a big fan of Chris Thiele (mandolin) and the band is excellent, tight, and a bit idiosyncratic. They can tear up the bluegrass repertoire, but they write artsy tunes with lots of shifts and changes and coloration. So that was very enjoyable. Their set was a little over half an hour.

Paul came out very shortly thereafter, and proceeded to play a two hour plus show, with the song selection coming from every phase of his career. Standouts include:

Mother and Child Reunion
Peace Like A River
Dazzling Blue
Hearts and Bones, transitioning into Mystery Train,
And ´Wheels´ by Chet Atkins, performed by one of the drummers (!) on guitar
Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes
And more!
(complete set list here: http://wttsfm.com/2011/11/paul-simon-live-on-wtts/comment-page-1/#comment-2508)