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Paul Simon delivers pure joy

May 15, 2011

Paul Simon has provided the soundtrack for many of our lives.  Recently he released a new album, which has gotten great reviews and is currently embarked on a brief tour playing in intimate nightclubs.

Last week in in Toronto, Rayna Ford, a fan from Newfoundland, called out for Simon to play “Duncan,” and said something to the effect that she learned to play guitar on the song. In a moment of astonishment and disbelief, Paul Simon invited her on stage, handed her a guitar and asked her to play it for the crowd. When she strapped on the guitar, the audience went crazy.

In a few strums, the band played along, tears ran down Rayna Ford’s cheeks and Simon stood by her side in smiles.  It was an absolute moment of sobbing joy for Ford, a moment so beautiful, so human – void of scripts, management or commercialism.

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