ROCKINGHAM -- Fresh from a nationwide tour to celebrate Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion will kick off an all-acoustic "Summer Sunday Social" series at the Rockingham Meeting House on Sunday at 2 p.m.
The series at the 200-year-old landmark is presented by Vermont Festivals LLC, in association with Flying Under Radar and Kicking & Screaming.
Guthrie, granddaughter of the late Woody Guthrie, and her husband Johnny Irion have toured nationally with the extended Guthrie family this year to celebrate one of America’s greatest folk icons. Their performance in Rockingham comes just a week after the conclusion of this tour with performances in New York and New Jersey.
The duo has accomplished a great deal in the six years since they formed their musical partnership. Between the release of their 2005 debut album "Exploration," and their new, full-length "Bright Examples" they’ve undertaken a busy tour schedule both as a duo and as part of the "Guthrie Family Rides Again" tour, along with Sarah Lee’s dad Arlo Guthrie, and her siblings Abe, Annie and Cathy. They’ve also released the children’s album "Go Waggaloo" (Smithsonian Folkways), a live DVD titled "Folk Song," a solo album by Irion, and brought two fresh folksingers into the world, their daughters Olivia and Sophia.
Their new album features memorable harmonies and country-rock sound they’re known
Doors for the show open at 1:30. The Rockingham Meeting House is located on Meeting House Road, north of the village of Bellows Falls, just off Rte. 103, a half-mile west of Interstate 91 Exit 6. Free parking is available.
Tickets are available at Village Square Booksellers and Fat Franks in Bellows Falls, Turn it Up! in Brattleboro, Misty Valley Books in Chester, as well as at brattleborotix.com.
The series at the Meeting House continues on Sunday, Aug. 19, with Billy Wylder, and on Sunday, Oct. 7, with Jatoba.
For more information, call Vermont Festivals at 802-463-9595.