THIS weekend renowned singer songwriter Arlo Guthrie, son of the famous Woody Guthrie, will make a welcome return to McGrory’s in Culdaff.
Throughout his own career Arlo Guthrie has honored his father in song as well as in life. In this, the year of Woody’s 100th birthday, Arlo is on a new solo tour, Here Comes The Kid,comes to McGrory’s on Saturday, September 15, and runs through 2013 continuing the celebration of Woody Guthrie’s immeasurable contributions to the landscape of American folk music.
Since childhood, Arlo was amazed by the creative genius of his father and his friends that would drop by: Leadbelly, Brownee McGee, and Cisco Houston to name a few.
Not surprising, Arlo drew from those experiences and he in turn became a delineative figure for a new generation. Arlo has long paid homage to his dad with his own renditions of Woody’s songs, but of equal importance – Woody’s legacy is well defined in Arlo’s own works: in his humor, his political and social activism, and his undeniable gift for storytelling.
Join Arlo Guthrie in honoring the enduring commitment of Woody Guthrie with an unforgettable night of music and stories confirming that the folk tradition of Woody is alive and well.
Arlo’s exceptional solo shows are a unique and inspiring experience providing an intimacy with the audience that is unparalleled.
Here Comes the Kid will run nationwide through 2013 in select venues, and will celebrate the legacy of Guthrie’s father in a manner to make any parent proud: to take what his dad started, and make it his own.