In October 2020, veteran singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie announced that, due to health issues, he was retiring from touring. But he will return with a limited series of appearances titled “What’s Left of Me: A Conversation With Robert Santelli.” Four are currently scheduled for 2023, including one at the Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, April 28.
The shows will feature video footage and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions, in addition to the interview.
And possibly some music. In an interview with Billboard, Guthrie said “It’s a conversation between two people with maybe some music included. I would rather have it that way. There may be some young people who have no idea who I am, but who got dragged to these events by overenthusiastic friends or parents, or even grandparents and you’ve got to reeducate people and tell them where you’ve been and who you’ve been and make it as much fun as possible.”
According to a press release, Guthrie’s wife Marti Ladd “has created a beautifully intimate setting with a backdrop of Arlo’s heroes and mentors hanging within a living room environment.”
Santelli is an author whose books include “Woody Guthrie: Songs and Art, Words and Wisdom” (co-written with Nora Guthrie, who is Woody’s daughter and Arlo’s sister) as well as the executive director of the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University.
For information and tickets, visit gut3.me or monmouth.edu/mca.
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