Arlo Guthrie was a teenager when The Beatles played The Ed Sullivan Show. You might think someone with that much “experience” will just saunter onto stage and go through the motions. Arlo Guthrie doesn’t do that. He performs like it’s 1968 not like he’s 68. When you have Arlo Guthrie tickets you should plan on enjoying an evening of great music.
Yes, an Arlo Guthrie concert will look like a Baby Boomers’ convention, but don’t let that fool you. He’s not a nostalgic act. Regardless of your generation, Arlo Guthrie rocks. Although, his music is more folk, folk-rock, blues, and Americana than it is straight up rock. Guthrie will also impress with his prowess on the guitar.
Bottom line, Arlo Guthrie is a bona legend. Seeing him in perform live means you’re watching a major figure in the history of popular music.
Who Is Arlo Guthrie?
Arlo Guthrie is an iconic folk singer and songwriter (and occasional actor). He’s best known for "Alice's Restaurant Massacree,” an 18-minute song where he talks more than he sings.
Other major Arlo Guthrie songs are “City of New Orleans,” “Motorcycle (Significance of the Pickle) Song,” “Coming into Los Angeles,” “Last Train,” and "Cooper's Lament."
Where Is Arlo Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant?
Alice’s restaurant is not really a restaurant but a deconsecrated church located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The building became a restaurant after the song was released. The “Alice” in question is Alice Brock, Guthrie’s friend.
The story expounded in the song is based on the true story of how Guthrie’s arrest for littering made him ineligible for the Vietnam War draft.
The restaurant does not factor into the story. It’s just mentioned in the chorus.
Who Is Arlo Guthrie’s Father?
Arlo Guthrie’s father is folk legend, Woody Guthrie. His mother is professional dancer Marjorie Mazia Guthrie.
Currently, Guthrie lives in Washington, Massachusetts and Sebastian, Florida.
Arlo was married to Jackie Hyde for 43 years. She died of liver cancer on Oct. 14, 2012.
Experts believe Arlo Guthrie’s fortune is about $10 million.