(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Veteran singer-songwriter and humorist Don White brings his deft guitar, his catalog of rootsy songs, his gift of gab, and his irrepressible wit to the Guthrie Center on Friday, June 23, at 8pm, as part of the Troubadour Series.
“No artist on the coffeehouse circuit today is better than Don White at combining the heartfelt aesthetics of the singer-songwriter with side-splitting laughs,” says Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe. As much as Don White is a folk musician, he is also a comedian, taking what he’s learned of comedy and turning it towards music and the folk environment. Audience members often report side-splitting laughs and leaving with a smile on their face.
White wears many other hats for the sake of being a performer and artist, writing an autobiography (Memoirs of a C Student) and working with a variety of other witty singer-songwriters, including Christine Lavin and Arlo Guthrie himself.
The Friday night concert starts at 8 pm., on June 23, with doors opening at 6 pm. Ticket prices are $20 for Guthrie Center members and $25 for non-members. For more information on the Guthrie Center, including directions, visit Guthrie Center.
About the Troubadour Series
The Troubadour Series takes its name from the legendary West Hollywood club founded by the late Doug Weston, a long-time Guthrie family friend. In its heyday, the Troubadour helped launch the careers of such musical luminaries as Hoyt Axton, Phil Ochs, and the Association.
The concert series at the Old Trinity Church has been underway since the spring of 2000 to support the Guthrie Center’s commitment to local and global musical traditions. For additional information: Guthrie Center.
About the Guthrie Center
The Guthrie Center is housed in the Old Trinity Church, where Arlo Guthrie’s famous song, “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” was set and the movie “Alice’s Restaurant” was filmed. Alice’s actual restaurant is long gone, but Old Trinity Church where Alice Brock and her husband Ray once lived, and where the “Alice’s Restaurant” saga opens, has been home to the Guthrie Center and the Guthrie Foundation since Arlo purchased it in 1991.
The Center, an interfaith church, and the Foundation both are dedicated to the belief that an infinite number of ways exist to approach the “one truth.” The Center’s programs have ranged from meditation and prayer to transporting people in need, and from alternative therapies such as massage and acupuncture to support for friends and families coping with Huntington’s Disease. The Foundation supports efforts to preserve traditional music, storytelling, medicine, dance and spiritual practices from encroaching globalization. Additional information is available at Guthrie Center.