From 1960s protest songs, to Grandpa and the Family Band, Arlo Guthrie has just about done it all. Born into a family of musicians, Guthrie's early career culminated amidst the political unrest of the Vietnam War and led him to pen his most famous work, "Alice's Restaurant Massacree." Clocking in at over 18 minutes in length, the spoken-word blues song is based on the true events that resulted in Guthrie's rejection by the draft board for a previous arrest for littering and being a public nuisance Thanksgiving Day 1965. A life- long political activist, Guthrie's work is thought-provoking and intended to spark change. From playing the original Woodstock Festival to his vocal support of Texas congressman Ron Paul, Guthrie carries on a legacy of political activism set forth by his late father Woody Guthrie. Arlo Guthrie will appear at the House of Blues (2200 N. Lamar St.) March 26 as part of his latest trek, The Journey on Tour wrapping up later this year. Doors open at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 9 p.m. Tickets run from $18.75 to $75 plus tax and fees. For more information, call 214-978-BLUE or visit houseofblues.com.
Sat., March 26, 2011