Solana Beach CA— On the heels of the sold-out Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour, Arlo Guthrie plunges into another musical trip certain to be a flashback inducing, mind-expanding show. For the Running Down The Road Tour, Arlo will again hit the road with his band to fully embody the best of Guthrie’s catalogue from the late sixties and early seventies. Featuring the most outstanding cuts from Arlo (1968), Running Down The Road (1969), Washington County (1970) along with many others, this tour exemplifies the sound that shaped a generation. Guthrie’s upcoming tour promises to take the audience back to the most remarkable, far-out era.
The Running Down The Road Tour tour dates include: Belly Up Tavern April 5, 8:00pm), Irvine Barclay Theatre (Irvine, CA: Apr. 7 & Apr. 8), Fred Kavli Theatre (Thousand Oaks, CA: Apr. 9), Lobero Theatre (Santa Barbara, CA: Apr. 11), Livermore Valley PAC (Livermore, CA: Apr. 13), Green Music Center (Rohnert Park, CA: Apr. 14)
Arlo Guthrie enlists members of his former touring band Shenandoah for the Running Down The Road Tour, including Terry A La Berry, Steve Ide, Carol Ide, and his son Abe Guthrie.
In the Fall of 1975 Arlo Guthrie was joined by Shenandoah for the first of many performances together. Over the years members changed until eventually Shenandoah disbanded in 1987. Terry A La Berry has continued to work with Arlo in one way or another since the beginning. When not touring playing drums for the folksinger, Terry worked with Jackie Guthrie to start the Arlo and Jackie Guthrie Family Archives. Terry continues to work in the family archives, as well as having an established career writing and performing music for children.
Steve and Carol Ide joined Shenandoah in 1977. Steve played electric guitar while Carol played percussion and keyboards. Both Steve and Carol’s voices added powerful background vocals to the group. The couple toured with Arlo until 1985, and contributed to several of Guthrie’s albums. Steve continued to do studio work for Arlo up through his last studio album Mystic Journey in 1996.
Joining Shenandoah in 1985, Abe Guthrie provides keyboards and supporting vocals. Over the last 30 years Abe has been a staple on Arlo’s records, in both performance and engineering capacities, as well as being a sustaining presence with Arlo on tour.
The Running Down The Road Tour brings together Shenandoah, from various eras, to fully present Arlo’s best works from this colorful period in time.