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By Hank Reineke,Ronald Cohen

Arlo Guthrie, the son of America’s mythical airborne dirt and dust bowl troubadour Woody Guthrie and Martha Graham dancer Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, was once reared within the rarefied surroundings of latest York City’s remnant previous Left tradition, a interval that introduced jointly paintings, political motion, and folks song. tune used to be a part of Guthrie’s existence from the very starting and his self-confessed earliest adolescence reminiscence was once status knee-high subsequent to guide abdominal, the blues legend and “King of the twelve-string Guitar.” Arlo's earliest mentors have been his father’s acquaintances, and the child could study his craft from the giants of yank folks song: Pete Seeger, the Weavers, Cisco Houston, Josh White, Oscar model, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Brownie McGhee, and Sonny Terry.

Arlo Guthrie: The Warner/Reprise Years revisits Guthrie’s fifteen-year experience as a recording artist for the celebrated list label. Hank Reineke courses readers during the colourful heritage of Guthrie’s so much artistic interval, whilst the droll, shaggy-haired troubadour promised in tune “new international" used to be definitely coming. In his considerate attention of Guthrie's profession as a favored, if idiosyncratic, recording artist for the Reprise/Warner Bros. label, Reineke regales readers with tales in the back of the amazing good fortune of Guthrie’s speaking blues-turned-movie Alice’s Restaurant and his celebrated visual appeal on the 1969 Woodstock pageant. Guthrie’s time at Reprise/Warner Bros. from 1967 to 1982 observed twelve severely acclaimed solo albums, staple singles of FM radio (“Coming Into l. a.” and “City of latest Orleans”), and a couple of precious folk-music recording collaborations with Pete Seeger.

With a glance at Guthrie’s existence and instances sooner than and after this prolific interval of his profession, Arlo Guthrie: The Warner/Reprise Years is the 1st biography committed exclusively to this talented artist. A goldmine of data at the Guthrie family's legacy to American tune, the counterculture of the Nineteen Sixties, and the list of the Seventies, this paintings additionally contains a particular bibliography in addition to the 1st finished discography of Guthrie’s recordings throughout the trendy. Arlo Guthrie: The Warner/Reprise Years will entice renowned track historians, folk-rock fanatics, and readers attracted to the yankee counterculture of the Sixties and 1970s.

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