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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Paul Garfinkel

Folk singer/songwriter Paul Garfinkel of Jacksonville has released two Florida-themed albums and is working on a third. Garfinkel is an environmentalist and master naturalist who helped found the Florida Artist’s Water Alliance in an effort to bring the protection of Florida’s water resources to the attention of the public through the arts. A regular on the Florida festival circuit, Garfinkel won first place in the Will McLean Foundation’s Florida Song Competition for his song “The Creek,” a biographical tribute to iconic author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.