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Peter Sprague Plays Paul Simon Live — Spinning In Infinity!

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

I’ve been a huge fan of Paul Simon’s music ever since I first heard the opening chord sequence of “Scarborough Fair” and the way the vocals start expanding into majestic counterpoint. All the way from there, 20 years later, we arrive at a situation where a man’s contemplating why he’s soft in the middle when the rest of his life is so hard. He sings “I can call you Betty and Betty, when you call me, you can call me Al.”

Paul Simon’s lyrics are something special to behold. I heard him talk about his process and one of the stages involved bouncing a ball against a wall and going over and over the words and phrases until they were just right—never settling for a cheap rhyme or solution. It shows, these are big league stories and big league lyrics.

Next you add the melody and the chord moves which are a steep step up from three chord justice. Yet when he was into the Graceland album and the African influence he embraced three chords as if that’s all that mattered.

For this concert we’re playing our favorite Simon songs and as I like to do, they have our unique jazz-ified blend to them. We solo, we play new chords, and we sometimes morph the groove from the originals —all with the hope of presenting a fresh new version of these classic songs.

Here is who is in the band:

Peter Sprague — guitar
Allison Adams Tucker – vocals
Tripp Sprague — sax and piano
Justin Grinnell — bass
Duncan Moore — drums


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Rancho Mirage Library
71–100 Hwy. 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 U.S.A.
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(760) 341-7323

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