PICK OF THE WEEK: Paul Simon w/ Jerry Douglas – Tuesday, October 10th – Magness Arena, Denver

Why You Should Go: Simply put Paul Simon is a legend. In 2006, Time Magazine called him one of the “100 people who shape our world.” With a career that has spanned the nearly half a century and some of the most well known songs in the American popular Folk cannon, Simon has cemented his place in history. From his early days with Art Garfunkel through his most recent release Surprise Simon has often risen well above expectations.

Surprise was indeed a surprise to many longtime fans. A musical partnership with visionary musician and producer Brian Eno helped Simon to reinvent his sound yet again. This time with a much more ambient electronic feel. On songs such as “How Can You Live In The Northeast,” “Outrageous” and “Wartime Prayers” Simon take advantage of Eno’s musical soundscapes to beautifully frame some of the most well written lyrics since 1988’s Graceland.

Having been on the road since late June, Simon and his band have settled into fine form and have had plenty of time to refine a setlist that has included such gems as “Duncan,” “Gumboots,” “The Boxer,” and of course “You Can Call Me Al.” It is a concert that promises not to dissapoint.

On hand to warm up the crowd will be Dobro master Jerry Douglas. Douglas is widely regarded as the world’s best dobro player and is a staple of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, both with his own band and with Allison Krauss and Union Station. Over the years he has collaborated with such artists as Eric Clapton, Bela Fleck, Ray Charles, James Taylor, and Emmylou Harris to name a few. Do yourself a favor and head in a bit early to catch his set.

Venue: Magness Arena (On the DU Campus) – 2240 East Buchtell Blvd, Denver, CO 80210

Doors: 6:30 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
Jerry Douglas: 7:30
Paul Simon: 8:45

*Price:
$49.50 or $69.50
PURCHASE (As of 10AM 10/9/06 only single tickets were available)

*All times and prices are gathered from other sources and I am not responsible for mistakes or inconsistencies. They are intended only as guidelines. Please, always call the venue if you desire the most accurate information possible.

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Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!