Friday 13th May 2011by admin
Dreams DO come true. On May 7th, 2011 Rayna Ford went to see Paul Simon in Toronto at The Sound Academy. Before she knew it, she was invited on stage by the legend himself to play and sing the song she learned to play guitar on. The video gives the PPW staff chills. In her husband’s words as pulled from the video description:
“This is one of the most magical moments of our lives.
My wife Rayna told me prior to the show that she had a dream that she would get up on stage and play “Duncan” with Paul. Naturally, we giggled about this prospect. Nonetheless, when we were in the second row, Rayna continued to request this song. He heard her in the audience and told her he would play it. She told him that “Duncan” was the first song she had learned on guitar. As a result, Mr. Simon asked her to join him on stage and play the song. It was truly a wonderful moment that we will never forget in our lives.
Mr. Simon and his band and staff were absolute sweethearts to us throughout the show and in meeting them backstage. Also, we would like to thank all of our friends and well wishers for their kind words and congratulations.
It has truly been a whirlwind as we have since had interviews with the CBC (Local and National) and NTV (Local Newfoundland News Station).
It was a moment of a lifetime.”
In this alternate video, shot by her husband, you can hear his reaction, and him calling out chord changes. I don’t even know you guys and I love you. Unbelievable. PPW congratulates you both on this epic dream come true.
READ THE PPW INTERVIEW WITH RAYNA FORD HERE!!
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