Quinn says: My tail is wagging happily because I know that my friend Arlo
(I once sat inhis lap for several hours) will be home for Thanksgiving!
The Guthrie Family is home for Thanksgiving again, and at the
Colonial Theatre near Birchwood Inn.
(Illustration above by Jesse Lefkowitz)
They are the first family of folk with deep Berkshire roots. With the
holidays coming, it was not too big of a surprise when the Berkshire
Theatre Group announced Arlo Guthrie and his family had reserved
the Saturday before Thanksgiving for their annual appearance.
The Guthrie Family Rides Again, which has been on the road, is
coming home to The Colonial Theatre on Saturday, November 19 at
“He’s becoming a beloved Thanksgiving tradition,” said Artistic
Director and CEO Kate Maguire. “We are so fortunate to have Arlo
return again to our Colonial, with the whole Guthrie family.”
Like most Americans, the urge to return to their Berkshire farm,
and their family roots, is strong. The family travels much of the year,
and coming home to a dining room table piled high with some of
their own produce makes the week around Thanksgiving especially
nostalgic. Dad and Grandad Arlo had to give up the livestock
when it became too much to properly maintain along with an
intensive concert schedule.
Tickets for the Guthrie concert are $15–$55 and VIP tickets are
$65 (premium seating). Tickets may be purchased in person at the
Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street near our Berkshires Inn or by calling
(413) 997-4444 or online.
The Ticket Office is open Monday–Friday 10am–5pm, Saturdays
10am–2pm or on any performance day from 10am until intermission.
A Legendary Family
Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in
the other, the eldest son of America’s most beloved singer/writer
Woody Guthrie, Arlo has made sure to pass on this passion for
music to all the generations of Guthries that came after. Arlo Guthrie
carries on the Guthrie Family legacy as he travels to communities
far and wide sharing timeless stories and unforgettable classic tunes.
A celebrated artist in American music, his artistic ventures help bridge
an often-divided world through his powerful spirit of song. With
songs like “Alice’s Restaurant,” “Coming into Los Angeles,” and “City
of New Orleans,” Arlo’s music has proved itself sustainable
throughout the years.
“The Guthrie Family Rides Again” brings his singular voice as both a
singer-songwriter and social commentator to the stage alongside his
beloved children and grandkids.
This Family concert spotlights three generations of Guthries including
Arlo’s son Abe, who has contributed keyboards and backing vocals to his
father’s live shows since the ’80s. His daughters Cathy, Annie and
Sarah Lee Guthrie, all of who have their own bustling music careers,
will support by singing songs and accompanying on acoustic guitars.
Even the youngest generation of Guthrie kids will join in the fun on