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The Lensic Performing Arts Center is proud to present the return of folk music icon Arlo Guthrie in Here Comes the Kid, a solo tour honoring his father, the legendary Woody Guthrie, in what would have been Woody’s 100th birthday year. This unforgettable night of songs, music, and stories will confirm that the legacy of Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) is alive and well.
Throughout his career, Arlo (“Alice’s Restaurant Massacre”) has honored his father in song as well as in life, practicing social and political activism and connecting with audiences as a storyteller, philosopher, and musician. He is known for performing his own music as well as songs his father made famous. Arlo launched the “Here Comes the Kid” tour in October 2012 to celebrate Woody Guthrie’s immeasurable contributions to the landscape of American folk music. The tour will continue throughout 2013.
About Arlo Guthrie
Arlo Guthrie was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1947. His mother, Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, was a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company.
As a kid, Arlo Guthrie was amazed by the creative genius of his father and his father’s friends, which included Lead Belly, Brownee McGhee, and Cisco Houston. He drew from his experiences with these great musicians, and in turn, became a delineative figure for a new generation. He first performed in 1961 at the age of 13. Arlo Guthrie’s career exploded in 1967 with the release of the album Alice’s Restaurant, whose title song helped foster a new commitment to social consciousness and activism among the 1960s generation.
Arlo Guthrie left the major record label system in 1983 to pursue life as a truly independent artist, bringing his thriving career into the hands of a family-run business with the launch of his own label, Rising Son Records. Currently operated by daughters Annie and Cathy Guthrie, Rising Son debuted with the release of Arlo’s Someday in 1986. Since its inception, Rising Son has served as a family label housing Arlo’s complete catalogue as well as albums by Woody Guthrie and the entire family of musicians.
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