Concert Review: Art Garfunkel LIVE at The Wiltern Theatre 11/8/15

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Sunday night at the historic Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, CA legendary vocalist Art Garfunkel treated a sold out audience to an evening of stories and  songs.

Backed by his longtime guitarist Tab Laven and new addition Cliff Carter on keyboards Garfunkel shared songs from his impressive catalogue of solo hits and Simon & Garfunkel classics.

From the opening notes of “April Come She Will” to the powerful closer of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and the sweet goodnight of “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep” Garfunkel had the audience in the palm of his hand for the entire show.

Between songs Garfunkel shared stories of his life touching on such topics as childhood, fatherhood and his road to recovery from vocal cord paresis. Art also mentioned his childhood friend and sometime creative partner Paul Simon many times during the evening. Tales of Simon included goodnatured ribbing and loving remembrances of their youth including the first time Paul ever played “The Sound Of Silence” for Artie.

Before the show started I didn’t know what to expect or if Garfunkel’s voice was truly back to it’s former glory. After spending almost 2 hours with him I can assure you that the instrument he was born with is definitely back and hopefully ready to entertain for years to come.

Drumroll please… 8 out of 10 drumsticks!!!

-Set List-

April Come She Will
The Boxer
A Heart In New York/All I Know
Perfect Moment
Scarborough Fair/Canticle
99 Miles From L.A.
Homeward Bound
Real Emotional Girl
For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
The Sound Silence
Kathy’s Song
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

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Pat FrancisConcert Review: Art Garfunkel LIVE at The Wiltern Theatre 11/8/15