For this special show, famed folk singer Arlo Guthrie and his family will come together to offer a rare and special tribute to his dad, Woody Guthrie, in celebration of Woody’s 100th birthday.
Folk music icon Arlo Guthrie is a legendary artist who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie Family legacy. With his singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator, he has maintained a dedicated fan base that spans the globe.
If you’ve been to an Arlo Guthrie concert in the past 20 years, it’s likely you’ve seen his son, Abe Guthrie’s great smile, and heard his adept and tasteful keyboard accompaniment along with his powerful supporting vocals. Abe started performing professionally with his father in the early ’80s, when he founded the band, Xavier.
Cathy Guthrie always knew she’d be in the music business but never thought she’d be a musician. Overseeing the Los Angeles office for the Guthrie family recording label, Rising Son Records, in 2000 she decided to pair up with Amy Nelson (daughter of Willie Nelson) to form the duo, Folk Uke.
Annie Guthrie is a prolific songwriter and versatile musician, playing acoustic guitar, bass, and autoharp. Her songs are a pure reflection of her life and she has taken that to heart writing songs that tell it like it is.
A lot can happen in five years, and for the husband-and-wife duo Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, the time between Exploration, their first album together in 2005, and 2011’s Bright Examples, has been one nonstop whirlwind of activity. Not only has the couple toured extensively both as a duo and as part of the “Guthrie Family Rides Again” tour, they’ve also released the children’s album Go Waggaloo, a live DVD entitled Folk Song and a solo album by Johnny.