BRATTLEBORO -- Kingdom County Productions and Marlboro College will present an exclusive Vermont concert by legendary folksinger Arlo Guthrie on Friday, Nov. 8, at at The Latchis Theater.
Guthrie will perform with a band that includes his son, Abe -- and the program will include songs celebrating the 100th anniversary of Arlo’s dad, Woody Guthrie, America’s Dust Bowl troubadour who inspired Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, Johnny Cash and many others.
Guthrie gave his first public performance in 1961 at age 13 and quickly became involved in the music that was shaping the world -- among peers Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Jim Croce and Phil Ochs. He grooved with beat poets like Allen Ginsburg and Lord Buckley and picked with players like Bill Monroe and Doc Watson. .
Guthrie’s career exploded in 1967 with the release of "Alice’s Restaurant," whose title song premiered at the Newport Folk Festival and helped foster the ‘60s generation’s commitment to activism. He went on to star in the 1969 Hollywood film version of "Alice’s Restaurant."
Over the last four decades Guthrie has toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, he is a natural-born storyteller whose tales and hilarious anecdotes pop up throughout his performances.
Tickets for the Nov. 8 concert are available at KingdomCounty.org or by calling 802-748-2600 or 888-757-5559.