The Guthrie Family Legacy Tour: A Multi-Media Concert Tour With “Woody” and Arlo Guthrie Features Special Guests Abe Guthrie, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

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Arlo Guthrie, his son and daughters will celebrate the Guthrie Legacy on tour from June '06 through May '07, in a special tribute to Arlo's father, Woody Guthrie, the founder of modern American folk music . Everyone will be singing the songs that have kept the Guthrie Family the first family of American Folk Music for generations.

Arlo Guthrie sets out across the country on The Guthrie Family Legacy Tour this June to celebrate four generations of Guthrie Family music along with his son Abe, his daughter’s duo Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, and multi-instrumentalist, Gordon Titcomb. The Guthries will visit Woody’s songs and share old stories.

The spirit of the Guthrie Family has been handed down from generation to generation. “It is in the songs, the humor, the commitment to keep making the world a little better for everyone,” says Arlo. The Legacy Tour will both honor Woody’s tradition and explore new ground as it weaves its way through the generations of Guthries.

There are millions of people who know the name Woody Guthrie. There may even be some who are familiar with his songs like “This Land Is Your Land,” or “The Reno Blues (Philadelphia Lawyer),” or “Oklahoma Hills.” Many come to discover him through his friends like Pete Seeger, or perhaps young Bob Dylan. Nora Guthrie (Woody’s daughter and Arlo’s sister) has introduced Woody to many young musicians, asking them to create melodies to lyrics where no music existed. Wilco and Billy Bragg, Eliza Gilkyson, The Klezmatics, Janis Ian and many more have recorded these new collaborations. The Legacy Tour will cover family favorites of Woody’s originals and the new songs.

“…[Arlo] is the best interpreter of his father's songs, and to hear Arlo Guthrie sing a Woody Guthrie song is to hear it wonderfully close to its original source.” - Steve Leggett, All Music Guide

Arlo Guthrie, along with his son Abe, daughter number three, Sarah Lee and her husband, Johnny Irion will form the core band. They have all contributed to the family legacy by writing and performing their own material. They will be joined throughout the year by all of Arlo’s children and grandchildren.

Depending on availability other family members will join the cast. Cathy Guthrie (Arlo’s number one daughter) and Amy Nelson (Willie’s daughter) collectively known as “Folk Uke” will sometimes tour. Annie Guthrie (Arlo’s number two daughter) may show up at any time. There are five Arlo grandkids threatening to come. Everyone will be singing the songs that have kept the Guthrie Family the first family of American Folk Music for generations.

All of Arlo’s kids have played music in one fashion or another and now they will do it on tour with their dad…and granddad. Do not miss this incredible opportunity to be a part of the Guthrie Family Legacy. The tour will run from June ‘06 - May ‘07. Please go to Arlo’s new website, http://www.RisingSonRecords.com for minute-to-minute updates.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Arlo Guthrie please contact Cash Edwards, Music Services, 512/447-0544.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, please contact Mary Moyer, Sacks & Company, 212/741-1000.

FAMILY LEGACY and ARLO GUTHRIE dates

JUNE 2006

2 - 5        Epcot, Lake Buena Vista, FL

8             Attwood Concert Hall, Anchorage, AK

9             Fairgrounds at Ninilchik, Homer, AK

12         Hering Auditorium, Fairbanks, AK

17         Grand Performances, Los Angeles, CA

18         Live Oak Festival, Santa Barbara, CA

23         Kate Wolf Fest, Laytonville, CA

25         Britt Festival, Jacksonville, OR

27         The Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR

28         The Seattle Zoo, Seattle, WA (An Evening w/Arlo Guthrie & Special Guests)

JULY 2006

12         Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Okemah, OK

22         Farthing Auditorium, Boone, NC

29         Friends Pavilion Planting Flds Arbtm, Oyster Bay, NY

AUGUST 2006 - Arlo goes to Europe with Abe Guthrie and Gordon Titcomb. (schedule at Rising Son Records website)

SEPTEMBER 2006 – Arlo goes on tour in Germany with Hans-Eckardt Wenzel (schedule at Rising Son Records website)

Back in the States the Family Legacy Tour continues:

22         Seretean Concert Hall, Stillwater, OK

23         Leach Theater, Rolla, MO

OCTOBER 2006

6 - 7        The Church, Housatonic, MA

13         Ozark Folk Festival, Eureka Springs, AR

14         Blanche M. Touhill, U of Mo., St. Louis, MO

17         The Mc Aninch Arts Center, Glen Ellyn, IL

18         The Grand Opera House, Oshkosh, WI

20         North Shore Ctr. for the Performing Arts, Skokie, IL

21         Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, Bloomington, IN

22 – 23 The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI

26         Count Bassie Theater, Red Bank, NJ

27         Outpost In The Burbs, Montclair, NJ

28         The Music Pier, Ocean City, NJ

29         Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg, PA

NOVEMBER 2006

1             Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT

2             The Paramount Theater, Peekskill, NY

3 - 4     The Jorgensen Ctr. for the Perf. Arts, Storrs, CT

6 – 7     The Ram’s Head Tavern, Annapolis, MD

8 - 9     The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA

10         World Cafe Philadelphia, PA - Radio (ARLO)

11         The Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA

13         The Sunoco Theater, Harrisburg, PA

15         Somerville Theater, Somerville, MA

16         The Colonial Theater, Pittsfield, MA

17         The Colonial Theater, Keene, NH

18         Springfield Symphony Hall, Springfield, MA (An Evening with Arlo Guthrie and the Springfield Symphony)

25         Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

FEBRUARY 2007

2             The Opera House, Newberry, SC

4             Ferst Center for the Arts Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

8             Proscenium Theater, Gainsville, FL

9             The Kravis Center West Palm Beach, FL

10         The Broward Center, The Parker Playhouse, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

11         The Coral Shores High School Theater, Key Largo, FL

20 – 21 The American Theater, Hampton, VA

APRIL 2007

3             Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, Alb

4             Winspear Centre for Music, Edmonton, Alb

6             The Chan Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

7             The Mt. Baker Theater, Bellingham, WA

10         Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland, WA

12         The Admiral Theater, Bremerton, WA

13         The Pantages Theater, Tacoma, WA

14         Columbia Theater for the Performing Arts, Longview, WA

15         The Elsinore Theater, Salem, OR

16         The Rogue Theater, Grants Pass, OR

17         The Van Duzer Theater, Arcata, CA

19         The Opera House, Napa, CA

20         The Opera House, Napa, CA

21         The Fox Theater, Redwood City, CA

26 – 27 The Barclay Theater, Irvine, CA

28         Scottsdale Center For The Arts, Scottsdale, AZ

29         Centennial Hall, Tucson, AZ

MAY 2007

1             Macey Theater, Socorro, NM

5 – 6     Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO

8             The Lensic Theater, Santa Fe, NM

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