A young Arlo Guthrie performs during a benefit concert with his band Shenandoah. The concert was held in Western Massachusetts in the 1970's . Arlo Davy Guthrie (born July 10, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American folk singer. Like his father Woody Guthrie Arlo often sings songs of protest against social injustice. Arlo's most famous work is "Alice's Resturant Massacree", a talking blues song that lasts for 18 minutes.