Presented by the Touhill
Back by popular demand, the Touhill welcomes Arlo Guthrie for his 20/20 Tour, which will include a rare performance of the legendary “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” song suite.
If hindsight is 20/20 vision, Arlo Guthrie has a vast perspective looking forward. After decades of Arlo perpetually touring, the folksinger is dialing it back a bit, but the road has become a way of life for Arlo: sharing songs and stories, getting to the heart of what really matters, and of course, being a comedic agitator. It’s in his blood. It’s who he is. It’s what he does. Stirring the pot, questioning the powers that be, and reminding us what it’s all about with humor and passion.
Initially making a name for himself in the sixties with the iconic Alice’s Restaurant Massacree and providing perhaps the most often repeated phrase from Woodstock (“The New York State Thruway is closed, man.”), Guthrie helped define the singer-songwriter genre burgeoning in the seventies. With over thirty albums in his discography, an Arlo Guthrie show delivers an astounding time capsule from the works of his dad, Woody Guthrie, to the present day.
Although Arlo is going to ease the breakneck pace of touring from years past to take more time to ride his motorcycle, see the sights and visit friends, he will reappear at some of his favorite venues, and even a few new ones throughout 2020 and beyond. Arlo’s 20/20 Tour will continue to feature the crowd favorite Alice’s Restaurant Massacree through May 2020. Accompanying him will be longtime bandmates Abe Guthrie and drummer Terry “A La Berry” Hall. An evening with Arlo Guthrie will be what it’s always been — inspirational, uplifting, intimate, humorous, and affecting.
For his St. Louis date, Guthrie will be joined by Folk Uke, the enchantingly harmonizing, irreverent and indecorously humored duo of Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson. Folk Uke has three albums to date and their music has been featured in Orange Is The New Black and Super Troopers 2.