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Arlo Guthrie


The son of folk legend Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie was born in 1947 in Brooklyn, New York. Arlo grew up amongst the likes of Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, and other musician-friends of his father. Quite naturarally, Arlo pursued a music career of his own, and by 1965, he was a regular on the east coast coffeehouse circuit. In '67, he toured with Judy Collins, and following his appearance at the Newport Folk Festival, his debut album was released, which included the underground-favorite satire/commentary song he became famous for, "Alice's Restaurant" (which inspired the movie of the same title that Arlo starred in). Arlo also played for the thousands at the 1969 Woodstock festival.

Arlo Guthrie's albums fuse American roots, country and folk music. In 1972, he scored a #18 hit with "The City of New Orleans," from his Hobo's Lullaby album. Arlo toured in the 70's, backed by Shenandoah, and recorded and performed with Pete Seeger.

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