Sunday, September 17, 2023

Who Are Those Singers & Musicians? ~ Arlo Guthrie


Arlo Davy Guthrie was born July 10, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York; the son of legendary folk artist Woody Guthrie [1912-1967] and Marjorie Mazia Guthrie [1917-2014], a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company and founder of the Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease. Arlo grew up surrounded by renowned folk musicians: Pete Seeger, Leadbelly, Cisco Houston, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, and the Weavers.

Since his first public performance at the age of thirteen, Arlo became absorbed in the music that was shaping the world. By the age of 20 Arlo was touring overseas. He was attracting and surprising audiences all over the world with his unique folk style. Arlo is a natural-born storyteller as well as an accomplished musician playing the piano, 6-string and 12-string guitars, and harmonica. He offered a great selection of old and new, original and traditional songs that are as varied as his audiences. Arlo's career soared with his debut of "The Alice's Restaurant Massacree" at the Newport Folk Festival in 1967. Later that year, Arlo was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Folk Performance category.

The "Alice's Restaurant" song was one of a few very long songs to become popular just when albums began replacing hit singles as young people's main music listening. But in 1972 Guthrie had a highly successful single as well: Steve Goodman's song "City of New Orleans", a wistful paean to long-distance passenger rail travel.

Guthrie owns a home in Washington, Massachusetts, where he and Jackie Hyde, who was his wife for 43 years, were longtime residents. Jackie died on October 14, 2012, shortly after being diagnosed with liver cancer. He and second wife Marti Ladd now split time between Washington in the summer and Micco, Florida in the winter.

Guthrie's son Abe Guthrie and his daughters Annie, Sarah Lee Guthrie, and Cathy Guthrie are also musicians. Abe Guthrie was formerly in the folk-rock band Xavier and has toured with his father. Annie Guthrie writes songs, performs, and takes care of family touring details. Sarah Lee performs and records with her husband Johnny Irion. Cathy plays ukulele in Folk Uke, a group she formed with Amy Nelson, a daughter of Willie Nelson. Cathy and Sarah Lee also perform as the "Guthrie Girls," a country music duo.

On October 23, 2020, Guthrie announced he was retiring from touring and stage shows, citing health issues, including a stroke on Thanksgiving Day 2019 which required brief hospitalization and physical therapy. Also on October 23, 2021, Guthrie announced that he was engaged to Marti Ladd, with whom he had been in a relationship since shortly after Jackie's death in 2012. The couple married December 8, 2021,

GUTHRIE, Arlo (Arlo Davy Guthrie) [7/10/1947, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. -     ] – producer, writer, composer, singer, actor, son of writer, composer, singer, actor Woody Guthrie (Woodrow Wilson Guthrie) [1912–1967] dancer Marjorie Mazia Guthrie (Marjorie Greenblatt) [1917-1983], married to Jacqueline Hyde (1969-2012) father of musician Abraham ‘Abe’ Guthrie [1970-    ], musician Cathyaliza ‘Cathy’ Ann Guthrie [1972-    ], songwriter Annie Guthrie [197?-    ], actress, singer Sarah Lee Guthrie [1979-    ], married to actress Marti Ladd [1961-    ] (2021-    ).

Lucky Luke (TV) – 1990-1991 [sings: “The Lonesomest Cowboy in the West”]

Lucky Luke – 1991 [sings: “The Lonesomest Cowboy in the West”]

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