The Children’s Theatre of Annapolis is pleased to announce that folk legend Arlo Guthrie will be performing at the CTA main stage Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 8 PM. This concert will benefit the organization’s arts education programming and its performing arts facility located at 1661 Bay Head Road, Bay Head Park, in Annapolis. Tickets will be available beginning on Friday, November 25.
CTA presents a concert with Arlo Guthrie, his son Abe, grandson Krishna, and longtime collaborator Terry a la Berry. This evening of American folk music, which will be open to the public, is presented in an intimate 286 seat performance facility. Mr. Guthrie is a renowned folk and blues guitarist and plays over a dozen instruments. Mr. Guthrie’s reputation as the bearer of the American folk tradition spans over 4 decades and his performances include appearances at every major folk festival worldwide, with acclaimed symphony orchestras in the Unites States and Europe, the Woodstock festival, and more. He has released or appeared on over 80 recordings with dozens of artist from Pete Seeger to Doc Watson and Willie Nelson. A storyteller in the unique American tradition of Mark Twain and Will Rogers, Mr. Guthrie’s famed “shaggy dog” stories are woven through his performances. Mr. Guthrie’s lifelong work for social justice is reflected in his music and this legacy provides inspiration for the next generation of folk artists.
“Folk music icon Arlo Guthrie is a legendary artist who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy. With his singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator, he has maintained a dedicated fan-base that spans the globe. A celebrated figure in American music, Arlo connects with communities far and wide leaving a lasting impression of hope and inspiration. His artistic ventures help bridge an often-divided world through his powerful spirit of song, and his inimitable musical ingenuity soars to new creative heights as he continues to entertain generations.” Richmond Times Dispatch
“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 CTA is in its 52nd season and provides youth, ages 5 to 18, training and education in all aspects of the theatre arts. Tickets are $45 & $55 and available by calling 410-757-2281 or visiting childrenstheatreofannapolis.