Simon and Garfunkel Deliver at New Orleans Jazz Fest!

Art Garfunkel’s hoarse voice wasn’t going to stop Simon and Garfunkel from taking the stage for their headlining set Saturday evening at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz Fest. For starters, it was Garfunkel’s first time playing the longstanding festival, now in its 41st year. The duo opened their soft set of iconic folk songs with ‘Hazy Shade of Winter’ and it was almost immediately apparent that Simon was helping his buddy out on the high notes.

“It’s not that the mike is not on,” Garfunkel explained to the crowd, almost a warning for his big solo vocal entrance on the set list’s ‘Scarborough Fair.’ “It’s just that the voice is a little elusive, but I wasn’t going to not come down to New Orleans Jazz Fest,” he said. Despite the setback, Simon & Garfunkel trudged on, getting creative during a twangy ‘Mrs. Robinson’ that segued into ‘Not Fade Away’ and back again. Full Story at Spinner


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