Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion have been busy and away from home for most of the last year, touring in support of their album, Wassaic Way - which was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone. Nearly a decade after the folk-rock duo put out their first album together, the husband-and-wife pair feel like they’ve finally hit their stride.
Sarah Lee and Johnny will play at The Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, MA this Friday night at 8 o’clock.
What do all the following songs have in common: "Any When I Die" by Blood, Sweat and Tears, "Eli's Coming" by Three Dog Night, "Stoney's End" by Barbara Streisand and "Stone Soul Picnic" by The Fifth Dimension? They were all hit records and they were all composed by Laura Nyro. The music of Laura Nyro, who died at 49 in 1997, will come alive again this weekend at the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. The Christine Spero Group will present Spero Plays Nero. Bandleader Christine Spero described what first attracted her to the music of Laura Nyro.
Woody Sez is a toe-tapping theatrical concert event that uses the words of Woody Guthrie, and over twenty-five of his songs to transport the audience through his fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life.
Performed by a talented group of four versatile actor/musicians who not only play 15 instruments ranging from guitar and fiddle to jaw harp and dulcimer, but they also bring to life the many people who are the fabric of Woody Guthrie's amazing story.
Woody Sez will be at The Guthrie Center in Great Barrington on August 14th and 16th and David Lutken joins us now to tell us more.
David studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He has performed in Europe and the United Kingdom, at Lincoln Center, the 92nd Street Y and Carnegie Hall. His debut in the West End was the 2011 production of Woody Sez.
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."