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Watch Paul Simon's surprise Newport Folk set with Nathaniel Rateliff, Lucius & more (video)

The Newport Folk Festival has become known for its surprise collaborations and special sets.  Friday night in 2022 alone saw Adia Victoria join The National...



... and Dinosaur Jr brought out Courtney Barnett 



But it was Saturday's closing set that was truly epic this year ... with Paul Simon taking the stage during Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats' "American Tune Review" tribute to  ... Paul Simon.  


After a set that included guest spots from Marcus Mumford, Lucius, Natalie Merchant and more ... Nathaniel welcomed Paul to the stage to perform GracelandAmerican Tune and a big group singalong of The Boxer.   Simon closed the set with a solo acoustic rendition of "Sounds of Silence"  Watch video from the set below.