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American folk singer Arlo Guthrie is the son of renowned folk pioneer Woody Guthrie. Arlo's songbook includes the beloved "Alice's Restaurant Massacree."
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His work has included a mix of original material and covers. He has also toured extensively with his father's old friend, Pete Seeger. In 1983, Arlo created his own recording label, Rising Son Records.
Outside the music studio, Arlo has done some occasional acting work, appearing in the ABC series Byrds of Paradise as well as the USA Network series Renegade. In 1991, Arlo purchased Trinity Church in Stockbridge, Massachusetts,
the setting for the "Alice's Restaurant" story. The church is now home to the Guthrie Center, which provides a range of local and international social services, from HIV outreach to a meditation center.
Arlo is the father of four children and lives in Washington, Massachusetts, with his wife, Jackie.
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