CLEARWATER - An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel comes to the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The Grammy-winner will present an acoustic performance with songs, anecdotes, prose and a unique audience Q&A session.
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 & Garfunkel. He has enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and released 12 solo albums, the most recent being Some Enchanted Evening in 2007.
Since then, he has been busy as a husband and father of his two sons and is also an avid walker who has walked across Japan, the U.S. (celebrated in the 1997 concert DVD Across America) and now Europe.
Garfunkel was originally revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner and fellow NYC native Paul Simon. Their greatest hits collection, which includes Mrs. Robinson, Scarborough Fair, The Sound Of Silence, The Boxer and Bridge Over Troubled Water, among others, holds the record in the U.S. for the best-selling album by a duo.
After Simon and Garfunkel parted ways in 1970, Garfunkel landed several major film roles, including Carnal Knowledge (opposite Jack Nicholson), Catch 22 and Nicholas Roeg’s Bad Timing/A Sensual Obsession.
His solo debut Angel Clare spawned the top 10 hit All I Know. His other solo albums include Breakaway (and features the hit I Only Have Eyes For You), Watermark (featuring [What A] Wonderful World with James Taylor and Paul Simon), Fate For Breakfast, Scissors Cut, The Animals’ Christmas, Lefty, Garfunkel (Greatest Hits), Up Till Now, Across America, Songs From A Parent To A Child, Everything Waits To Be Noticed and Some Enchanted Evening.
The late ‘80s brought two new challenges for Garfunkel: he published Still Water, a collection of poetry in 1989 and began an amazing trek across America – on foot. But the ‘80s and ‘90s found him doing what he does best: singing for an audience.
“Taking on the fear and vulnerability of a live show keeps you vital,” says Garfunkel, who relishes the opportunity to perform new and classic material for fans around the world. “I’m a singer trying to get away with a lucky job. I try to soothe, to lift…that’s my life.”
Tickets are priced at $75, $49.50 and $39.50 and are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office and the Capitol Theatre Box Office, by calling 727-791-7400 and online at www.RuthEckerdHall.com or www.AtTheCap.com. Note: as of Feb. 24, no tickets were available online.