The Guthrie Family Legacy Tour, a multi-media concert tour with “Woody,” Arlo Guthrie and his family, features special guests Ab

Sebastian (Florida), USA – Arlo Guthrie sets
out across the country on The Guthrie Family Legacy Tour this June to celebrate
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. The
Legacy Tour will cover family favorites of Woody’s originals and the new songs.

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.
They will be joined throughout the year by all of Arlo’s children and

Depending on availability other family members will join the
cast. Cathy Guthrie (Arlo’s number one daughter) and Amy Nelson (Willie’s
daughter) collectively known as “Folk Uke” will sometimes tour. Annie Guthrie
(Arlo’s number two daughter) may show up at any time. There are five Arlo
grandkids threatening to come. Everyone will be singing the songs that have
kept the Guthrie Family the first family of American Folk Music for

All of Arlo’s kids have played music in one fashion or
another and now they will do it on tour with their dad…and granddad. Do not
miss this incredible opportunity to be a part of the Guthrie Family Legacy. The
tour will run from June ‘06 – May ‘07.

Family Legacy and Arlo Guthrie dates

JUNE 2006

12 Hering
Auditorium, Fairbanks, AK

17 Grand
Performances, Los Angeles, CA

18 Live Oak
Festival, Santa Barbara, CA

23 Kate Wolf
Fest, Laytonville, CA

25 Britt
Festival, Jacksonville, OR

27 The
Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR

28 The Seattle
Zoo, Seattle, WA
(An Evening w/Arlo Guthrie & Special Guests)

JULY 2006

12 Woody
Guthrie Folk Festival, Okemah, OK

22 Farthing
Auditorium, Boone, NC

29 Friends
Pavilion Planting Flds Arbtm, Oyster Bay, NY

AUGUST 2006 – Arlo goes to Europe
with Abe Guthrie and Gordon Titcomb. (schedule at

SEPTEMBER 2006 – Arlo goes on tour in Germany
with Hans-Eckardt Wenzel (schedule at

Back in the States the Guthrie Family Legacy Tour continues:

22 Seretean
Concert Hall, Stillwater, OK

23 Leach
Theater, Rolla, MO


6 – 7 The
Church, Housatonic, MA

13 Ozark
Folk Festival, Eureka Springs, AR

14 Blanche
M. Touhill, U of Mo., St.
Louis, MO

17 The Mc Aninch
Arts Center,
Glen Ellyn, IL

18 The Grand
Opera House, Oshkosh, WI

20 North
Shore Ctr. for the Performing Arts,
Skokie, IL

Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, Bloomington, IN

22 – 23 The Ark,
Ann Arbor, MI

26 Count
Bassie Theater, Red Bank, NJ

27 Outpost
In The Burbs, Montclair, NJ

28 The Music
Pier, Ocean City, NJ

29 Sherman
Theater, Stroudsburg, PA


1 Ridgefield
Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT

2 The
Paramount Theater, Peekskill, NY

3 – 4 The
Jorgensen Ctr. for the Perf. Arts, Storrs, CT

6 – 7 The Ram’s
Head Tavern, Annapolis, MD

8 – 9 The
Birchmere, Alexandria, VA

10 World
Cafe Philadelphia, PA
– Radio

11 The
Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA

13 The
Sunoco Theater, Harrisburg, PA

Somerville Theater, Somerville, MA

16 The
Colonial Theater, Pittsfield, MA

17 The
Colonial Theater, Keene, NH

18 Symphony
Hall, Springfield, MA
(An Evening with Arlo Guthrie and the Springfield

25 Carnegie
Hall, New York, NY


2 The
Opera House, Newberry, SC

4 Ferst
Center for the Arts, Georgia Tech, Atlanta,

Proscenium Theater, Gainsville, FL

9 The Kravis
Center West
Palm Beach, FL

10 The Broward
Center, The Parker Playhouse, Ft.
Lauderdale, FL

11 The Coral
Shores High School Theater, Key Largo, FL

20 – 21 The American
Theater, Hampton, VA

APRIL 2007

3 Jack
Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, AB,

4 Winspear
Centre for Music, Edmonton, AB,

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

15 The
Elsinore Theater, Salem, OR

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,

Centennial Hall, Tucson, AZ

MAY 2007

1 Macey
Theater, Socorro, NM

5 – 6 Ft. Lewis
College, Durango, CO

8 The
Lensic Theater, Santa Fe, NM

Author: World Music Central News Department

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