Thursday, August 30, 2012

Art Garfunkel to perform in Tulsa on Nov. 2


Legendary singer to play The Joint


TULSA, Okla. – For nearly five decades, Art Garfunkel’s voice has remained one of the most recognizable in popular music. His songs defined a generation and continue to captivate listeners. On Nov. 2, the legendary singer will perform at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.


Tickets start at $50 and go on sale Sept. 20.

Garfunkel’s career began in a musical partnership with Paul Simon. The duo rose to fame in 1965 with their soundtrack recordings for “The Graduate.” Among the songs were “Mrs. Robinson,” “Sounds of Silence” and “Scarborough Fair/Canticle.”


Other legendary songs by the duo include “Bridge over Troubled Water,” “I Am A Rock,” “Homeward Bound,” “A Hazy Shade of Winter” “and “The Boxer.” The duo earned five Grammys and in 1990 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


As a solo performer, Garfunkel has released 10 studio albums, a live album and eight compilations.
His most recent release is 2007’s “Some Enchanted Evening,” which is a collection of his interpretations of many standards of the Great American Songbook.


Among his most popular singles are “All I Know,” “Breakaway,” “I Only Have Eyes for You,” “My Little Town,” “Wonderful World,” “Since I Don’t Have You” and “Bright Eyes.”


The New York City native is also an accomplished actor, earning a 1972 Golden Globe nomination as a supporting actor in Mike Nichols' “Carnal Knowledge.” He has also appeared in “Catch-22,” “Bad Timing,” “Good to Go,” and “Boxing Helena.”


A poet and an avid reader, Garfunkel has published one collection of his poetry. He also maintains a complete list of every book he has read on his official website. He is currently at 1,158 books through February.

For more information on Garfunkel, visit www.artgarfunkel.com

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