Dave Matthews Performs With Paul Simon & Aaron Neville at Children’s Health Fund Gala
Legendary frontman Dave Matthews took a quick break from his annual summer tour to play alongside another living legend... Paul Simon.
The two got together and performed four songs during Monday's Children's Health Fund benefit gala. The event was held at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City's Lincoln Center.
Children's Health Fund is an organization co-founded by Simon that aids in providing primary healthcare to kids in need.
The evening was a rather special one for not only fans of the artists but also for Matthews' himself, especially during their duet of "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard." Back in 1991 and 1992, when the Dave Matthews Band was just getting their feet wet, the band would often cover that classic Simon tune. Perhaps it was even a moment of nostalgia for the guitarist.
Simon would eventually perform the song alongside the Dave Matthews Band back in 2001, but the band's lead man was not onstage for the performance.
Aside from the noted classic, the duo also performed Simon's "Slip Slidin' Away," the DMB classic "Satellite" and "We Belong Together," a classic song made famous in the 1950's.
Another performer on the bill, Aaron Neville, joined Simon and Matthews during their performance of "We Belong Together."
Check out the fan footage below of Dave Matthews, Aaron Neville and Paul Simon playing "We Belong Together" at the concert:
And to take you back, let's give a listen to the Dave Matthews Band performing "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" back in the 90's: