March 30, 2012
It’s not often New Mexico audiences get an opportunity to hear a legendary folk/roots music family live onstage, but that chance is coming Tuesday, April 3, and tickets are still available to hear Arlo Guthrie and his clan, descendants of the iconic Woodie Guthrie, at the Kimo Theatre in Albuquerque.
Three generations of Guthrie boys on stage! Talk about a legacy of great music and social conscience!
Over the last four decades Arlo Guthrie has toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, winning a broad and dedicated following. In addition to being an accomplished musician—playing the piano, six and twelve-string guitar, harmonica and a dozen other instruments—Arlo is a natural-born storyteller whose hilarious tales and timeless anecdotes are woven seamlessly into his performances.
If you’ve been to an Arlo Guthrie concert in the past 23 years, it’s likely you’ve seen Arlo’s son Abe and heard his adept and tasteful keyboard accompaniment along with his powerful supporting vocals. It was rare to see an Arlo show without Abe by his side.
Krishna Guthrie, at only 20 years of age, is already an accomplished musician playing drums and guitar. He got his first drum set at two; by three he had already made his first appearance with his father and grandfather on stage. Since then, he has occasionally joined the family on stage.
Percussionist Terry “A La Berry” Hall toured the world for 14 years with Arlo, visiting the United States, Europe and Australia. He appears on 10 of Guthrie’s albums, including 1992’s Son Of The Wind and the Grammy-nominated Grow Big.
“An hour and a half in the presence of Guthrie is like receiving the most enjoyable and authoritative master class on 20th century American folk music one could possibly have.” (The Independent, London)
Come early to enjoy the music of Holy Water and Whiskey in the KiMo’s art gallery. Holy Water and Whiskey is an Albuquerque vocal trio that plays acoustic traditional, folk, bluegrass, gospel, cowboy, and selected “whiskey” tunes. Bassist Maggie Washburne and Bruce Washburne, guitarist and banjo player, met and married in Hawaii in 1977 and have been playing music together ever since. In 2003, they added guitarist Scott Altenbach, a Colorado native, and Holy Water and Whiskey was formed.