Arlo Guthrie with Robin and Linda Williams
A very young Arlo Guthrie rode into Saratoga Springs and came "stompin' up to Caffe Lena" where he "got took care of." Arlo and Lena Spencer became fast friends, and Arlo's loyalty to the little club that once extended a helping hand has endured down through the years. More than once, following his rise to national prominence with hits such as "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" and "City of New Orleans," he came to the struggling venue's rescue with a benefit concert.
The ties between Caffe Lena and the Guthrie family have grown even deeper in recent years as son Abe and daughters Sarah Lee and Cathy Guthrie have joined the Caffe roster. Our 50th Anniversary Celebration wouldn't be complete without Arlo.
Coming up from Virginia to launch this magical evening are Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group with country, bluegrass and gospel songs sung in spectacular harmony. After years of touring clubs and the festival circuit, including numerous appearances at Caffe Lena where they camped out on the floor during weekend-long gigs, Robin and Linda gained a world-wide following through weekly appearances on A Prairie Home Companion. Robin and Linda will be joined by Jim Watson (formerly of the Red Clay Ramblers) on bass and harmony vocals, and bluegrass veteran Jimmy Gaudreau on mandolin.
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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