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Arlo Guthrie

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
  • Time: The show begins at 7:30pm. Doors for seating will open at 7:00pm.
  • Venue/Address: The Opera House
  • Location: 86 Townsend Avenue, PO Box 800
    , Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
  • Handicap Accessible: No
  • Parking: Yes
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (207)633-5159
  • Web Site: http://www.boothbayoperahouse.com
Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other and is the eldest son of one of America’s most beloved singers, Woody Guthrie. He grew up surrounded by dancers and musicians: Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Fred Hellerman and Lee Hays (The Weavers), Leadbelly, Cisco Houston, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, all of whom were significant influences on Arlo’s musical career. In New York City he hung out at Gerdes Folk City, The Gaslight and The Bitter End. In Boston’s Club 47, and in Philadelphia he made places like The 2nd Fret and The Main Point his home. He witnessed the transition from an earlier generation of ballad singers like Richard Dyer-Bennet and blues-men like Mississippi John Hurt, to a new era of singer-song writers such as Bob Dylan, Jim Croce, Joan Baez, and Phil Ochs. He grooved with the beat poets like Allen Ginsburg and Lord Buckley, and picked with players like Bill Monroe and Doc Watson. He learned something from everyone and developed his own style, becoming a distinctive, expressive voice in a crowded community of singer-songwriters and political-social commentators. Arlo Guthrie’s career exploded in 1967 with the release of “Alice’s Restaurant”, whose title song premiered at the Newport Folk Festival helped foster a new commitment among the ’60s generation to social consciousness and activism. Over the last 4 decades Guthrie has toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia winning a wide, popular following. In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, playing the piano, six and twelve-string guitar, harmonica and a dozen other instruments, Arlo is a natural-born storyteller, whose tales and anecdotes figure prominently in his performances. Call for tickets and information 207-633-5159 or visit boothbayoperahouse.com. The Opera House, 86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor. Sponsored by an anonymous friend of the Opera House. Tickets $45/ Premium Tickets $65.

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