The F.M. Kirby Center is excited to announce that Arlo Guthrie will bring his Re:Generation Tour to Wilkes-Barre on Friday, October 27, beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the Kirby Center Box Office, by phone at (570) 826-1100 and online at www.kirbycenter.org.
Arlo Guthrie has been known to generations as a prolific songwriter, social commentator, master storyteller, actor and activist. Born in Coney Island, New York in 1947, Arlo is the eldest son of Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company and founder of The Committee to Combat Huntington’s Disease, and America’s most beloved singer/writer/philosopher/artist, Woody Guthrie.
Arlo’s father hoped to one day have enough kids to form a family band, traveling the country and singing their songs together – Generations. The Re:Generation Tour is the spirit of an American family making music together. Arlo’s children, Abe and Sarah Lee, will be joining their dad to present music of the Guthrie Generations.
Arlo has certainly become an iconic figure in folk music in his own right with a distinguished and varied career spanning more than 50 years.
Growing up a Guthrie, Arlo was surrounded by such renowned artists as Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott to name only a few. Not surprisingly, Arlo drew from these influences and, in turn, became a delineative artist, bridging generations of folk.
In 1965 a teenaged Guthrie performed a “friendly gesture” that proved to be fateful. Arlo was arrested for littering, leading him to be deemed “not moral enough to join the army.” Guthrie attained international attention at age 19 by recounting the true events on the 1967 album Alice’s Restaurant, which achieved platinum status and was made into a movie in 1969, in which Arlo played himself.
In 1969, Arlo performed at the rock festival of the ages – Woodstock. His appearance showcased his chart-topping “Coming Into Los Angeles,” which was included on the multi-platinum Woodstock soundtrack and movie.
In addition to his musical career, Guthrie is an accomplished actor with numerous television appearances. He has had recurring roles in two major network television series (The Byrds of Paradise and Relativity), and feature films.
Arlo is also the author of four children’s books and is a distinguished photographer, showing his works in selected galleries.