We gave it a B+
Nostalgia-driven concerts and farewell tours have become their own cottage industry, with everyone from Fleetwood Mac to the Eagles to the Doobie Brothers to Elton John mounting shows that are largely dedicated to the songs that made them superstars in the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s.
Paul Simon has always been an unlikely member of this cadre of artists — a singer-songwriter with the lyrical wisdom and love for a wide range of musical styles that make him more troubadour poet than rock star. At the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night, Simon once again proved why. The show marked the beginning of the Los Angeles stint of his farewell tour, appropriately titled “Homeward Bound.” (Though Simon waffled on the exact meaning of “farewell tour” and whether it was really the end of the road for him, clarifying that he’ll continue to write and perform music for