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Arlo Guthrie returning to Livermore’s Bankhead

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Arlo Guthrie returning to Livermore’s Bankhead

Arlo Guthrie

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POSTED March 26, 2017 6:18 p.m.

LIVERMORE – Folk music legend Arlo Guthrie returns to the Bankhead Theater with his “Running Down the Road” tour on Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. 

The evening will be filled with storytelling songs, beloved folk classics and humorous ditties, intertwined with entertaining tales and anecdotes that bring them to life. 

On the heels of his sold-out “Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour,” Guthrie plunges into another musical trip certain to be a flashback inducing, mind-expanding show. On the “Running Down the Road” tour, he will hit the road with his band to fully embody the best of his catalogue from the late sixties and early seventies. With the most outstanding cuts from Arlo (1968), Running Down The Road (1969), Washington County (1970) and many others, Guthrie’s latest tour exemplifies his original folk sound and style which influenced and shaped a generation. 

A multi-instrumentalist with diverse talents, Guthrie plays the piano, both six- and twelve-string guitars, harmonica and a dozen other instruments. The son of beloved American singer/ songwriter Woodie Guthrie, Arlo is said to have been born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other. He began performing in his teens and came of age in the 1960s, just as popular music was undergoing a major transition from folk songs to rock and roll, mirroring the turbulent times. Arlo Guthrie’s career exploded in 1967 with the release of “Alice’s Restaurant.” The album’s title song helped foster an entire generation’s commitment to social consciousness and activism, and its messages remain relevant today. 

Guthrie’s natural gifts as a storyteller, combined with his unmistakable guitar, rich voice and warm stage presence, has touched audiences around the world. He will appear at the Bankhead Theater for one performance only on April 13. Tickets to see Arlo Guthrie on the “Running Down the Road” tour are available now through the ticket office at 2400 First Street in Livermore, by calling (925) 373-6800, or online at www.lvpac.org 

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