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Published: 2010/11/25

Arlo Guthrie to Play the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Carnegie Hall

Arlo Guthrie’s name has been synonymous with Thanksgiving since the singer/songwriter released his landmark album Alice’s Restaurant Massacree in 1967. The album’s title track is an anti-war story set against the backdrop of Thanksgiving. “It’s one of those unintentional accidents of nature,” Guthrie says of his association with the holiday. “But, if you had to get stuck to a holiday, it could be worse than Thanksgiving. For that reason alone I’m pretty thankful.”

Guthrie has his own tradition of headlining New York’s Carnegie Hall each Thanksgiving weekend, and this year he will perform at the historic venue on Saturday, November 27. The songwriter will be joined onstage by his children Abe and Sarah Lee Guthrie, the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and other special guests.

In addition, Guthrie will perform on a float during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade later today. “I haven’t been in a parade for many years,” Guthrie quips. “The last time was in Pittsfield. This oughtta be fun! See you there or on TV.”

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