Arlo Guthrie: Alice’s Restaurant Back By Popular Demand- Adelaide

Concert or Performance

24 Apr 2019

In 1965, a teenaged Guthrie performed a “friendly gesture” that proved to be fateful. Arrested for littering, Arlo was deemed “not moral enough to join the army” and recounted these events on the album ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ in 1967. The “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree”, an 18 minute and 20 second partially sung comic monologue opposing the war and the backward reasoning of authority has become a quintessential anti-establishment anthem.

Arlo Guthrie has become an iconic figure in folk music with a distinguished and varied career spanning almost sixty years. Classically styled folk songs intermingled with clever storytelling and a keen sense of humor remain his trademark, in addition to his broad musical accomplishments. Guthrie is a road warrior, touring almost constantly, alone or with friends and family.

Since the first time he performed in public in 1961 at the age of 13, and after almost sixty years of shows, Arlo Guthrie, now in his 70s, has become an American folk elder—a keeper of the flame.


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24 Apr 2019

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