Arlo Guthrie

The Guthrie Family is producing a new series at the Guthrie Center. The Talkin’ Series will feature a line-up of folks who will join them for 4 Wednesday’s in August. In addition to the music, they will have discussion with special guests and Q&A opportunities from the audience with Arlo Guthrie as the host!

Arlo’s daughter, Sarah Lee Guthrie will be on one on the panels and helped put this all together and she joins us.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, MA
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A Massachusetts church building made famous by the 1967 Arlo Guthrie song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" is reopening after some recently completed upgrades.

Roger McGuinn
John Chiasson

(Airs 2/08/18) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In A 2012 Conversation with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, folk musician and former member of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn.

Arlo Guthrie and Alan Chartock.

One year after celebrating the 50th anniversary of Alice’s Restaurant, our old friend Arlo Guthrie is coming back to the neighborhood on his latest tour, with several concerts in the WAMC listening area over the next few days. Arlo will be performing at the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington on Sunday , the Academy of Music in Northampton on November 4, and at The Egg in Albany on November 5. The “Running Down the Road Tour” is highlighting some of Arlo’s early albums.

Arlo Guthrie and Alan Chartock.

Our old friend Arlo Guthrie has been touring the country in celebration of the 50th anniversary of "Alice’s Restaurant" — the song, the movie, and as he would say, the movement. The tour brings him back to the scene of the crime, so to speak, this weekend. Arlo is performing at the Guthrie Center in Housatonic — the church where the garbage stacked up in the song — tonight, Saturday and Sunday.

As anyone who has turned on the radio at noon on Thanksgiving well knows by now, 50 years ago, a minor littering case in the Berkshires launched a chain of events that ended up a beloved song and movie: Alice’s Restaurant. Tonight, Arlo Guthrie will perform a concert at the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield that will be filmed by PBS for an upcoming special. Guthrie is also celebrating the anniversary with a nationwide tour. Guthrie discussed the song’s legacy with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

    Arlo Guthrie's customary November tour will bring him to several venues in our region. Alan Chartock welcomes him back to WAMC and they reminisce.

Jim Levulis / WAMC

Hundreds in the Berkshires took a trip to the past over the weekend while enjoying locally-inspired unique dishes.

Sights, sounds, smells and familiar faces helped recreate the title name of the popular 1960’s Arlo Guthrie song at The Dream Away Lodge in Becket, Massachusetts.

The kitchen was bustling, the herbs were diced, the meat was sizzling, the glasses were chilled, laughs were had and taste buds were satisfied.

Terry a la Berry
Terry a la Berry

Alan is joined by Terry a la Berry, a Lenox-based drummer who has played in Arlo Guthrie’s band for decades. Terry a la Berry also writes and performs children’s music and has worked as an actor and producer.


Folk singer Arlo Guthrie has announced the death of his wife, Jackie, at age 68.

An obituary released by Guthrie's record label says Jackie Guthrie had inoperable cancer and died Sunday at the couple's winter home in Sebastian, Fla. They had recently celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary.

In a Facebook posting, Guthrie says his relationship with his wife was "a very great love."