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.