Byron Bay Bluesfest

Arlo Guthrie


Arlo Guthrie, son of folk pioneer, Woody Guthrie, is a prolific songwriter, social commentator, master storyteller, actor and activist. His anthemic songs: "The Alice's Restaurant Massacree", "Coming Into Los Angeles" and "The City Of New Orleans" and his appearance in the film of legendary festival, Woodstock, made him both a star and an icon of counterculture. Arlo plays Bluesfest for the first time.
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Growing up Arlo was surrounded by such renowned artists as Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott to name only a few. Not surprisingly, Arlo drew from these influences and he in turn became a delineative artist bridging generations of folk.

He attained international attention at age 19 by recounting the true 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 an anti-establishment anthem and an essential part of Thanksgiving on rock stations receiving worldwide airplay.

Playing Days
Thursday 18th April, 2019
Friday 19th April, 2019


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