Facebook.com/OfficialArtGarfunkelPageLast week, Art Garfunkel released a two-CD compilation titled The Singer that spans his entire career, both with Paul Simon and as a solo artist. The 34-track effort includes two brand-new tracks, "Long Way Home" and "Lena."
Garfunkel, who had been sidelined for a couple of years by a condition known as vocal cord paresis, recently returned to the road for the first of a series of 2012 performances he's scheduled in support of The Singer. However, after that first gig -- an August 24 concert in Williamstown, Massachusetts -- the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer now has postponed his next three shows. The shelved concerts were to have taken place this Thursday in Hartford, Connecticut; this Friday in Ridgefield, Connecticut; and on September 14 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
In an interview with ABC News Radio on Tuesday, Garfunkel reports that the cancellations have "nothing to do with my vocal trouble, it's just a cold." Looking ahead, he notes that he has "a lot of fall work" he's "more than excited" about, adding, "I'm a nervous, restored performer that wants to prove to myself and the audience that this is my life."
Art's next scheduled concert is slated to take place September 20 in Boston, and he has a dozen or so more gigs on his itinerary through a December 1 stop in Skokie, Illinois.
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