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Alice’s Restaurant Reprised

November 30, 2019 : 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join the Liverman Family & Friends for an annual event – Alice’s Restaurant Massacree Reprised at the Floyd Country Store, Saturday, Nov. 30, 12noon sharp.

That’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving, right at the beginning of Americana Afternoons at The Floyd Country Store, that’s 12noon, daughters Emily & Sophie, and I, plus Will Norton & Kane Braley will perform “Alices Restaurant Massacree” in its complete, unadulterated glory. With four part harmony and circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one. Join us for 20mins. of post turkey fun.

“Fifty-two years ago, Arlo Guthrie took out the trash after Thanksgiving dinner. Little did he know the subsequent chain of events would lead to his most celebrated song, “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree”—an 18-minute deadpan-and-guitar monologue.” – Daily Beast

Every Thanksgiving Day for the past several decades, radio stations across the country play the slapstick story of Guthrie dumping trash at a popular cliff, getting arrested for littering the next day, and eventually being told he’s ineligible for the Vietnam War draft because of the citation. “But the 70-year-old Arlo doesn’t like to play it live that often. He saves it for one year out of every decade”. No need to wait for another decade.


November 30, 2019
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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Floyd Country Store
206 S. Locust St.
Floyd, VA 24091 United States
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