LIVE: Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion @ Caffe Lena, 1/10/10

January 21st, 2010, 10:11 am by Greg


Armed with a guitar and mandolin, Sarah Lee Guthrie glanced at her guitar-toting husband Johnny Irion and on the silent count of four launched into a magical Caffe Lena evening of traditional folk music with a contemporary pop blend of country, bluegrass and acoustic blues.

In the cozy Saratoga Springs coffeehouse, Guthrie’s warm and endearing vocal delivery fit hand-in-hand with Irion’s slightly edgier approach as they harmonized or sang solo through two-sets packed with catchy self-penned songs, a few traditional numbers and, of course, several gems written by her father Arlo and her grandfather Woody. Yes, that Woody Guthrie.

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