Grammy award-winning singer and actor Art Garfunkel will grace the stage of the Martha’s Vineyard High School Performing Arts Center (PAC) on July 18. The iconic singer will bring his two-man show, with guitarist Tab Laven, to the PAC for one show.
According to a press release, his live set encompasses his solo hits, Simon and Garfunkel songs, numbers from his favorite songwriters — Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman, A.C. Jobim, and Paul Simon — and readings from his new book. In addition to his musical performance, Art will share stories from his life experience as part of this show.The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member talked about his live show in a wide-ranging, five-part interview with Forbes.com:
“My work centers around a 90-minute show. I sing 18 songs and serve up 10 readings, my prose poems. I’m into it. I wrote about my life in show business, my woman, crossing the U.S. and Europe on foot, the mystery of it all. I feel, from sentence to sentence, I’m holding them. The act of reading poems, and the inflections and pauses, seems to me like singing. You can do them both with poignancy if you practice.”
For additional information about the acclaimed artist, you can dig into Art’s website, where he chronicles, in order, every book he has read since 1968 (all 1,204 of them), his 60 favorite songs of all time, acting credits, poetry, and discography: artgarfunkel.com.
Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon and Garfunkel. He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry, and released 12 original solo albums, the most recent being Some Enchanted Evening in 2007. In 2012, he most proudly released his retrospective, a 2-CD compendium, The Singer.
“An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel,” July 18, 7:30 pm, Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center. Tickets begin at $75, children age 16-plus only. Tickets available at ticketsmv.com.