The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will present the multi-talented ARLO GUTHRIE on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. at the Byham Theater. Folk veteran Arlo Guthrie returns to his roots, performing time-honored classics as well as many deep album cuts from a career spanning more than 40 years. Arlo Guthrie has long been a crowd favorite, blending humorous, philosophical reflections with folk-rock hits and brilliantly-crafted new works. Arlo Guthrie along with his son Abe Guthrie, grandson Krishna Guthrie and drummer Terry "a la Berry" Hall form the Boys' Night Out band, offering synergistic and familial support for a dynamic live performance. This performance is a part of the 2011-2012 Trust Presents series, sponsored by Cohen and Grigsby.
Tickets ($30-$50) for Arlo Guthrie on November 5, 2011 at 8:00 p.m., at the Byham Theater may be purchased at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, online at www.pgharts.org, or by calling (412) 456-6666. To purchase 10 or more tickets at special discounted rates, please call (412) 471-6930.
Arlo Guthrie was born into a musical atmosphere in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York (1947). He is the first born of America's most beloved singer/writer/philosopher Woody Guthrie, and wife Majorie Mazia Guthrie. Because Arlo was constantly surrounded by dancers and musicians, they became a significant influence on Arlo's musical career. He made his first public performance at age 13, and has since developed his own unique style with a distinctive, expressive voice.
Arlo's career exploded with the release of the paradigmatic anti-war anthem, "Alice's Restaurant" (1967). Arlo is mostly known for his array of protest songs of the sixties. For more than 40 years, he has toured throughout the world, winning diverse followers along the way. He has been a musical success since day one, and now has over 25 albums to date. Alongside his performing career, he launched his own record label, Rising Son Records (1983). To top off his list of accomplishments, he has entered the acting world with jobs on both ABC's "Byrds of Paradise" as well as USA's "Renegade."
Arlo Guthrie has received much recognition for his accomplishments, including a Grammy nomination for the collaboration with his father, Woody Guthrie, on "This Land is Your Land," and Arlo's "Mooses Come Walking" is an award-winning children's book.
Abe Guthrie has accompanied his father on keyboards and backing vocals for over 25 years, and the bond is almost tangible. Terry Hall has traveled and recorded with Arlo for over thirty years, originally as the drummer for Shenandoah in the 70s and most recently on 2011's Journey On tour. Krishna Guthrie first appeared literally on Arlo's Mystic Journey album (Rising Son Records, 1996), as the baby in Arlo's arms on the cover. Now all grown up and a skilled guitarist, Krishna represents the third generation on stage.