Paul Simon Retires

Everything You Ever Wanted To Say Or Read About Music

Paul Simon Retires

Postby MoodyBlue » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:12 pm

Hello

He announced his retirement via twitter.

http://www.paulsimon.com/

Statement From Paul Simon

I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating, and something of a relief.

I love making music, my voice is still strong, and my band is a tight, extraordinary group of gifted musicians. I think about music constantly. Sadly, we lost our lead guitarist and my friend of 30 years, Vincent N’guini, who died last December. His loss is not the only reason I’ve decided to stop touring, but it is a contributing factor. Mostly, though, I feel the travel and time away from my wife and family takes a toll that detracts from the joy of playing. I’d like to leave with a big Thank You to the many folks around the world who’ve come out to watch me play over the last 50 years.

After this coming tour, I anticipate doing the occasional performance in a (hopefully) acoustically pristine hall, and to donate those earnings to various philanthropic organizations, particularly those whose objective is to save the planet, ecologically.

Once again, I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, of course, most of all to the audiences who heard something in my music that touched their hearts.

— Paul Simon
User avatar
MoodyBlue
Front of House Manager
 
Posts: 138
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:03 pm

Re: Paul Simon Retires

Postby Natalia77 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:59 am

I like your writing brother. If you have a strong voice and can sing well why not to continue music?
Natalia77
Lobby Attendant
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:56 am


Return to Music

cron