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The Guthrie Brothers: Paying tribute to Simon & Garfunkel

January 5, 2019

“The Sound of Silence,” “Homeward Bound,” “Cecilia” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” are just a few of the tunes you’ll hear when brothers Jeb and Jock Guthrie perform at Bridgeport’s Downtown Cabaret Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 19.

The New-York-based musicians call their show “Scarborough Fair, a Simon and Garfunkel Experience.” The two have been singing together since they were kids, and, like Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, are known for their stunning harmonies.

Jeb and Jock grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and perform as The Guthrie Brothers. They’ve said they feel a spiritual connection to the music of Simon & Garfunkel.

The duo will present two shows in Bridgeport, and said audience members can expect to be smiling and singing along. Aside from live music — they both play acoustic guitar — the performances will feature stories, trivia and humor.

Though this is a tribute show, The Guthrie Brothers are also known for their own music. The release of their self-titled debut album garnered national attention, as well as extensive airplay on both Americana and country radio stations.

“We write harmony-driven guitar songs about things in our lives,” they say on their website. “Music is our medicine and we’re glad to be able to share it with you.”

The Guthrie Brothers have shared the stage with artists from John Mellencamp to Peter Yarrow and Joan Osborne. Their music has also been featured on television shows such as NBC’s “Las Vegas,” and in commercials for Citibank, Kellogg’s and more.

Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport. Saturday, Jan. 19, 5 and 8:15 p.m. $46. 203-576-1636, www.dtcab.com

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