Bound for Patchogue

Arlo Guthrie and Family at the Patchogue Theatre

Arlo Guthrie will be performingat the Patchogue Theatre on February 21st in what is being billed as the “Guthrie Family Rides Again.” Of course that family extends back to the late Woody Guthrie, Arlo’s dad. This special evening of music will feature Arlo with son Abe on keyboards and vocals, and his daughters Cathy, Annie and Sarah Lee Guthrie.

Guthrie, like his dad, is an American music folk hero. His appearance at Woodstock, which was chronicled on the soundtrack album and seminal rock film, along with his appearance in the film Alice’s Restaurant and his writing and recording of the famous title song of the film (which has become a Thanksgiving staple), along with his hit cover of Steve Goodman’s “City of New Orleans,” marked only the beginning of a career that spans generations and many American musical styles.

Guthrie will draw songs from the nearly 30 albums he’s recorded since the debut of Alice’s Restaurant in 1967. He will also include music from the great American folk songbook, and pay homage to his dad and many of his father’s contemporaries. This rare musical evening will also be filled with Guthrie’s wit and storytelling prowess. Keep your fingers crossed and hope that this is a show where Guthrie performs his famous song about Alice, since he doesn’t perform it at every show.