Singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie will celebrate the publication of his new chidren’s book with a book-signing session at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield from 1:30-2:30pm on Saturday (August 29).
Old Bill, the famed moose who now resides at the Berkshire Museum, is the subject of Arlo Guthrie’s new children’s book. Illustrated by Kathy Garren, the book tells the tale of the moose that roamed through the Berkshire Hills and became a legend. Berkshire resident and notable moose-ologist Arlo Guthrie was asked to write an introduction for the 75th anniversary reprint of Walter Eaton’s essay, “Odyssey of Old Bill: The Famous Berkshire Moose.” He did so in the form of a poem, which now has been turned into the charming illustrated children’s book, “Old Bill: The Famous Berkshire Moose.”
Copies of the book will be available at the Museum Shop. The book-signing is included with regular museum admission.
UPCOMING:Arlo Guthrie is slated to bring his Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour to the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield at 7pm on Sunday, October 11. Tickets are $40, $60 & $75.
Pittsfield, MA – Arlo Guthrie will play the Colonial Theatre on November 16 at 8pm to honor his father, Woody Guthrie, and all that he contributed to Folk Music. For this concert only, Arlo will be accompanied by his family, to celebrate Woody Guthrie’s life and music.
Arlo Guthrie has always honored his father in song as well as in life. With the centennial of Woody’s 100th birthday approaching, Arlo’s new tour is a celebration of Woody Guthrie’s immeasurable contributions to the landscape of American folk music. Best known for his song “This Land is Your Land,” Woody was a giant in the folk movement, inspiring a generation of new folk musicians, including Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Bob Dylan.
Garrison Keillor (l) and Arlo Guthrie have performed together before.
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.
They are the first family of folk with deep Berkshire roots. With the holidays coming, it was not too big of a surprise when the Berkshire Theatre Group announced Arlo Guthrie and his family had reserved the Saturday before Thanksgiving for their annual appearance. The Guthrie Family Rides Again, which has been on the road, is coming home to The Colonial Theatre on Saturday, November 19 at 8pm.
“He’s becoming a beloved Thanksgiving tradition,” said Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire. “We are so fortunate to have Arlo return again to our Colonial, with the whole Guthrie family.” Like most Americans, the urge to return to their Berkshire farm, and their family roots, is strong. The family travels much of the year, and coming home to a dining room table piled high with some of their own produce makes the week around Thanksgiving especially nostalgic. Dad and Grandad Arlo had to give up the livestock when it became too much to properly maintain along with an intensive concert schedule.
To cap off Caffe Lena’s 50th anniversary celebration, master storyteller, golden troubadour and one of folkdom’s true royalty, Arlo Guthrie headlined the sold-out, 630-seat Arthur Zankel Music Center last Saturday night. Opening for him at the impressive Skidmore College concert venue were the delightful Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group.
Certainly some of Arlo Guthrie‘s classic shaggy dog tales are as confounding and convoluted as Shakespeare’s finest, but don’t expect Arlo to tackle the Bard with this concert at Shakespeare & Company’s Founders’ Theatre in Lenox, Mass.
No, instead, he’s helping out with this benefit performance to help raise much-needed funds for Shakespeare & Company. Tickets are $30, $65 and $100, and admission includes a post-concert dessert reception.
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