Arlo Davy Guthrie (born July 10, 1947) is an American folk singer-songwriter.
Like his father, Woody Guthrie, Arlo is known for singing songs of protest against social injustice. Guthrie’s best-known work was his debut piece “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree”, a satirical talking blues song about 18 minutes in length that has since become a Thanksgiving anthem, and his lone top-40 hit was a cover of Steve Goodman’s “City of New Orleans.
” His song “Massachusetts” was named the official folk song of the state in which he has lived most of his adult life. Guthrie has also made several acting appearances over the course of his life, and he has also fathered four children who have likewise gone on to careers as musicians.