Simon & Garfunkel Together for Jazz Fest
New Orleans will be pair's only US appearance this year
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2010 4:37 AM CST
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, perform during a 2007 tribute to Simon, who was awarded the first annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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(Newser) – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will be making their only US appearance of the year at the New Orleans Jazz Fest this April. Simon has played the festival before, but it's the first time the duo have ever appeared there together, organizers say. They join a lineup that already includes Aretha Franklin and Van Morrison.

"No American city can so relate to the need for a 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' and the power of being 'Homeward Bound,' " the Jazz Fest director tells the Times-Picayune.