Arlo Guthrie Signs His New Book @ Berkshire Museum on Saturday

August 24th, 2015, 11:00 am by Greg

Arlo Guthrie: Old Bill

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.


Arlo Guthrie Plans to Mark His Dad’s 100th Birthday at the Colonial Nov.16 [Berkshire on Stage]

November 13th, 2012, 11:00 am by Sara

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.

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NOTE: Arlo Guthrie will also celebrate the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birthday with a concert at The Egg in Albany on Saturday (November 17).

Arlo Guthrie Joins Garrison Keillor on Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood 6/30 [Berkshire on Stage]

June 26th, 2012, 3:00 pm by Sara
Garrison Keillor (l) and Arlo Guthrie have performed together before.

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, 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.

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The Guthrie Family is Home For Thanksgiving Again, and at the Colonial [Berkshire on Stage]

November 18th, 2011, 3:00 pm by Sara
(Illustration above by Jesse Lefkowitz)

(Illustration above by Jesse Lefkowitz)

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.

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LIVE: Arlo Guthrie @ the Zankel Music Center, 5/22/10

May 28th, 2010, 4:10 pm by Greg

Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie

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.

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Caffe Lena Photo of the Day

May 20th, 2010, 9:54 am by Greg

Caffe Lena’s big 50th anniversary is just days away now, and as part of the big celebration Arlo Guthrie will be performing at Skidmore College’s new Zankel Music Center on Saturday night. has been proud to join in the anniversary celebration by offering a photo a day all month long from the archives of Lena’s house photographer Joe Deuel.

Today’s entry is one of our faves – a 1973 shot of an almost impossibly young Arlo Guthrie standing out on the street, bookended by Rich Lewis (left) and Horald Griffiths (right):

Arlo Guthrie (photo by Joe Deuel)

Arlo Guthrie will share the stage with Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Band for the Caffe’s 50th anniversary celebration at 7pm on Saturday at the Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs – just one dollar for each year that the Caffe has enriched the musical life of the Capital Region.

Caffe Lena 50th Anniversary Concert!

March 19th, 2010, 9:11 am by Greg

Arlo Guthrie and a friend in the back room at Caffe Lena (Photo by Lilla Wales)

Arlo Guthrie and a friend in the back room at Caffe Lena (Photo by Lilla Wales)

Yes, the humble little second-floor coffeehouse in downtown Saratoga Springs is celebrating its 50th anniversary in May.

And Caffe Lena has finally announced the line-up for its big show – Arlo Guthrie headlines the concert to be held at Skidmore College’s brand spankin’ new Zankel Music Center on Saturday, May 22. Sharing the bill will be Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Band.

The concert begins at 7pm, and admission is $50. Tickets are on sale now. Get ’em while you can; the show is certain to be a sell-out.

Be Here Now: Arlo Guthrie @ Shakespeare & Company, 12/5/09

December 1st, 2009, 10:45 am by Greg

arloGuthrieCertainly 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.

Showtime is 8pm, and if you’re planning dinner out prior to the performance, consider dining at one of the many area restaurants that are also making donations to Shakespeare & Company on Saturday.

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