Washington, Mass. (PRWEB) January 23, 2007
Arlo Guthrie tours the country on The Guthrie Family Legacy Tour celebrating 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's 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. Arlo wrote a haunting melody for his father's song "My Peace." 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. And everyone will be singing Woody's songs that have kept the Guthrie Family the first family of American Folk Music for generations.
Do not miss this incredible opportunity to be a part of the Guthrie Family Legacy.
Family Legacy and Arlo Guthrie dates
2 The Opera House, Newberry, SC
3 River Center for the Performing Arts, Columbus, GA
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 TIB Bank of the Keys Amphitheater, Key Largo, FL
18 Mountain Stage Radio Show, Charleston, WV
20 - 21 The American Theater, Hampton, VA
23 The Grand Opera House, Wilmington, DE
26 Vilar Center for the Arts, Beaver Creek, CO
30 Alberta Bair Theatre, Billings, MT
1 Mansfield Theatre, Great Falls, MT
3 Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, AB, Canada
4 Winspear Centre for Music, Edmonton, AB, Canada
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
16 The Rogue Theater, Grants Pass, OR
17 The Van Duzer Theater, Arcata, CA
19 - 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
1 Macey Theater, Socorro, NM
3 - 4 The Community Center, Taos, NM
5 - 6 Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO
8 The Lensic Theater, Santa Fe, NM
9 The Golkden Globe News Center for the Arts, Amarillo, TX
13 The LEAF Festival, Black Mountain, NC
Here are quotes from the Legacy tour journey last fall:
"The set list is under construction, but that's typical," Arlo said. "That's the other part of the Guthrie family legacy -- a predictable irregularity. When you listen to those songs going through time and generations, it puts them in a different perspective. When a fourth generation is still singing about something important, but with their individual style, there's something magical there." - Anchorage Daily News
"There's a lot of sides to that sword, it's not just double-sided," Sarah Lee said of being a Guthrie. "In our legacy the purpose is really just taking a look at the world and singing what you see - writing what you see. I feel pretty strongly that music can change the world and I want to be a part of that." - Rolla Daily News
"After a few years touring with Arlo and playing Woody's songs I think a lot of my writing now is inspired by the way that the family writes songs and even more, live their lives," says Johnny Irion (Arlo's son-in-law) - Boston Globe
"I have three or four major traditions that I am carrying around inside me," Mr. Guthrie said, "and they are all just different views of the same reality" - the New York Times
For more information or to schedule an interview with Arlo Guthrie please contact Cash Edwards, Music Services, 512/447-0544. Download hi-res photos of Arlo and family at CashEdwards.com. Please go to Arlo's website, Arlo.net (http://www.arlo.net) for minute-to-minute updates.