Somehow Arlo Guthrie makes being Woody Guthrie’s son and heir to his profound cultural legacy seem easy, even fun. Pop star, folkie, serious musician, storyteller, and actor, he’s also official booster of Woody’s America by way of his dad’s grassroots people’s politics. Arlo both pays tribute to his famous old man in this concert celebrating Woody’s centennial and gives musicologists, fans, and sing-alongers more of his own warm and distinctly original voice. The apple did not fall far from the tree—and got only sweeter. Woody might advise you pick it up and eat it! This birthday concert is your concert, my concert, made for you and me. Very, very family friendly!
Sat., April 13, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 14, 4 p.m., 2013
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