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Annie Guthrie returns to Sandywoods on June 6th
Annie Guthrie is the middle daughter of folksinger Arlo Guthrie and artist Jackie Guthrie, and had many options for inspiration growing up. At a young age she saw a picture of her grandmother Marjorie, a Martha Graham dancer, which motivated her to become a dancer. Her stubborn personality meant nothing was going to stop her. Eventually a knee injury slowed her down; thats when Annies mother put a guitar in her hands and taught her a few chords. It didnt take long for Annie to reinvent her love she still dances, just a little differently now. She recalls her dad teaching her how to finger-pick Elizabeth Cottens song Freight Train. My dad started off showing me the chords and saying, Okay do this with your thumb, and hed go away for a few months. Hed come back and ask me if I practiced. I was in love and couldnt put the guitar down, so of course I practiced. Once he realized I wasnt giving up, he kept adding a new finger and another string.
Guthrie is a prolific songwriter and versatile musician who primarily plays acoustic guitar, bass, percussion and autoharp. Annies songs are honest, ranging from light and funny to gut-wrenching heartbreak (mostly gut-wrenching heartbreak); as her grandfather Woody Guthrie said, You can only write what you see, and she has taken that to heart, writing songs that tell it like it is.
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Tiverton, RI 02878
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