Arlo Guthrie, along with The DiGiallonardo Sisters and Heather Masse, will be among the special guests performing on A Prairie Home Companion, hosted by Garrison Keillor at the Tanglewood’s Koussevitzky Music Shed in Lenox, MA, on Saturday June 30, at 5:45 p.m. The long-running, live radio show, based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is now touring, and will be making its 13th consecutive appearance Tanglewood, during the festival’s 75th anniversary season. The program is filled with special guest performances, comedy sketches, musical interludes and Keillor’s signature monologue, “The News from Lake Wobegon.” The live performance will be broadcast on over 600 public radio stations across the country through American Public Media. Tickets, ranging from $21-$71 are available at www.tanglewood.org, or by visiting the Tanglewood box office.
Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other, in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York in 1947. He is the eldest son of America’s most beloved singer/writer/philosopher Woody Guthrie and Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company and founder of The Committee to Combat Huntington’s Disease.
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. Arlo went on to star in the 1969 Hollywood film version of “Alice’s Restaurant,” directed by Arthur Penn.