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Author:  Ginny G.
E-mail:  ggnadt@att.net
Date:  3/21/2014 7:19:30 AM
Subject:  Art Garfunkel
Message:  I had an amazing experience last night. I saw Art Garfunkel perform in Milwaukee. It was not a concert, exactly. He sang; he read us poetry/prose/observations he'd written on the back of envelopes; he talked to us about life, the soul, his family, his relationship with Paul Simon, aging, his struggle to overcome a malady that overtook his vocal chords three years ago. And he did a question-an-answer period.

It was an intimate crowd... maybe 250 people. I literally had a front row seat. I had tears in my eyes, and sometimes running down my face, during every song. His voice has always had a profound effect on me, but last night I was in a particularly vulnerable mood. He wore his heart on his sleeve and channeled it through his voice. He is still struggling a bit with voice issues, but he's still got it. Still hits the high notes.

I imagine seeing Mickey perform in a small venue might have been a very similar experience. Wish I'd had the chance.

Erik, he talked about Jimmy Webb quite a bit and said they might be developing some kind of concert/collaboration. No specifics.

I am so grateful I had the chance to be there.

 Art Garfunkel by Ginny G.  at 3/21/2014 7:19:30 AM
 Re: Art Garfunkel by Jonmark at 3/21/2014 9:25:16 AM
 Re: Art Garfunkel by Ginny G. at 3/21/2014 9:52:59 AM
 Re: Art Garfunkel by erik "the dane" at 3/21/2014 9:53:22 AM
 Ya Know, Jonmark... by Ginny G. at 3/21/2014 11:47:56 AM
 Re: Art Garfunkel by Jackie at 3/21/2014 10:14:17 PM