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A Living Musical Legend Comes to Monterey…Again B Y M I C H A E L C H AT F I E L D A rt Garfunkel is looking forward to return- ing to Monterey. "That's the most beauti- ful place in the country," he says from his Manhattan office. He's been here before. Garfunkel, along with then-partner Paul Simon, played a generation-defining set at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. "That was the essence of excitement," he says. "We invented the pop festival thing. It was- n't the bands the suit-and-tie guys wanted. The bands were true artists, and they all played for free. That never happens in the business world, and it showed the kids that we were all there for the rock and roll." What strikes one most about a conversation with this musical superstar is his genuine humil- ity. "I'm amazed to have this God-given gift in my throat, and to have had the opportunity to share my voice with the world," he says. Even having the number one album on the planet ("The Sounds of Silence") when just 25? "Well, when that happens, your socks are blown off for life. But I'm just a hardworking artist who has never gotten jaded." Coming to the Golden State Theatre Sept. 15, Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up will showcase that familiar, crystal-clear voice, backed up by guitarist Tab Laven and keyboardist Dave McKay. For tickets: SHORTCUTS MUSIC Art Garfunkel is one of the most famous and influential musicians of his generation. He will appear at Monterey's Golden State Theatre in September. 78 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S U M M E R / F A L L 2 0 1 6

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