Arlo Guthrie will perform at The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company on Saturday, June 17.
Folk music legend Arlo Guthrie, known for his social commentary and humanitarian work, will perform at the Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company. Guthrie, who played at Woodstock in 1969, will perform Saturday, June 17.
While his hits famously include “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” and “Coming into Los Angeles,” Guthrie is also known for his interpretation of songs made famous by his father, folk pioneer Woody Guthrie. The late singer wrote such memorable anthems as “Bound for Glory” and “This Land is Your Land,” which Lady Gaga performed at this year’s Super Bowl. Earlier this year, Guthrie, 69, praised Gaga’s decision to sing his dad’s classic.
He shares some of his thoughts on life at arloguthrie.com. One quote that’s highlighted there says, “Basically, I think you need two things to get by in this world: a sense of humor and the ability to laugh when your ego is destroyed.”
The performer lives in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, drives a motorcycle and is the father of four. He discussed what inspired his early music in a recent interview with Hudson Valley Magazine, where he said the first record he ever bought was by the Everly Brothers. “To this day, I think what they did was amazing,” he said.
According to a news release on Saturday’s show, “Guthrie delivers the kind of set he did 40 years ago, only with the song introductions lovingly adjusted for time and distance, and everyone is blessed to have him still doing it, a sort of steady and trusted barometer of the times.”
The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St. Saturday, June 17, at 8 p.m. $75 standard seating, $50 standing room only. Members save $15-$10 per ticket. 203-259-1036, fairfieldtheatre.org