Friday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m.—RUTLAND—The Paramount Theatre is proud to welcome Art Garfunkel, of legendary duo Simon and Garfunkel, giving a rare and intimate performance at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14 in the 830-seat historic hall.
Although it has been over 40 years since “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was recorded, Art Garfunkel’s image and signature vocal remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. His “beautiful countertenor,” as Neil Strauss described Art’s voice in The New York Times, is clear and resonant, surely one of the finest instruments in all of popular music, and a time-honored friend to a world of listeners.
Simon and Garfunkel started performing at the height of the folk music boom in 1963 and within a year were signed to Columbia Records, who paired them with producer/engineer Roy Halee. From 1964 to 1970 they recorded a groundbreaking string of classic albums (“Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.,” “Sounds Of Silence,” “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme,” “The Graduate,” “Bookends,” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”) and an equally impressive body of songs, many of which became pop standards, among them “I Am a Rock,” “A Hazy Shade of Winter,” “America,” “Scarborough Fair/Canticle,” “Mrs. Robinson,” and more.
In 1972, “Simon and Garfunkel Greatest Hits” was released, remaining on the charts for 131 weeks in the U.S. and a staggering 179 weeks in the U.K. The album has since sold 14 million units making it the largest selling album of all time for a duo. In 1990, Paul and Art were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Garfunkel has released 12 solo albums which include hits such as “All I Know,” “I Only Have Eyes For You,” “Looking For The Right One,” “Rag Doll,” and “99 Miles From LA.”
Tickets ($40-$70) are available at the Box Office located at 30 Center Street, Rutland; charge-by-phone at 802-775-0903 or online at paramountvt.org.
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