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Guthrie Family Band: Musical history on stage at music hall

October 9, 2018

Part of a Baby Boomer’s musical heritage, Arlo Guthrie can still be seen in area concerts, including as the Arlo Guthrie Family Band with Sarah Lee Guthrie at College Street Music Hall in New Haven Saturday, Oct. 20.

Iconic Arlo Guthrie is the son of Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company, and singer/philosopher Woody Guthrie. He grew up surrounded by renowned artists such as Pete Seeger and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. He collaborated with Pete Seeger for 40 years before Pete passed away at the age of 94.

Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” in 1967 bacame an anti-establishment anthem and, say some, and an essential part of the Thanksgiving holiday season,

As for Sarah Lee Guthrie, the word is she first stepped on the stages of Wolf Trap and Carnegie Hall as a teenager in 1993 singing Pete Seeger’s “Sailin’ Down My Golden River” for sold-out audiences. She created a family album of original songs in 2009.

College Street Music Hall, 238 College St., New Haven. Saturday, Oct. 20, $75-$35. 203-867-2000. Collegestreetmusichall.com

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