Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving Tradition Continues
For many, Thanksgiving will always be associated with Arlo Guthrie’s epic story-song the “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree.” Guthrie started work on the ’60s protest staple after being arrested for littering during Thanksgiving Weekend in 1965, and the long-haired folkie officially released his most famous opus on the Alice’s Restaurant album in 1967. Though the folk troubadour has shied away from playing the song live in its entirety in recent years, the “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” remains a Thanksgiving classic.
This year we’ve posted an extended live version of Guthrie’s “Alice” classic—spliced with some footage from his film of the same name—over at Relix.com. Fans hoping to catch Guthrie live can also see him at New York’s Carnegie Hall on Saturday. In addition to members of the extended Guthrie Family, the show will boast an appearance by Pete Seeger. The Guthries have spent much of 2012 celebrating family patriarch Woody Guthrie’s centennial on the road.