Yesterday we had a song from Pete Seeger, and I mentioned that if you looked closely you could see Arlo Guthrie on guitar. Well, from that same concert -- at the Wolftrap Music Festival -- you don't have to look nearly as closely. Here's Arlo Guthrie on piano, singing one of his biggest hits, and for all the people who think that he wrote the song, he sets the record straight (as he always did) with the story of how Steve Goodman brought him, "The City of New Orleans."
I far prefer Steve Goodman's rendition of the song over anyone's. But not only was Guthrie's the version that put Steve Goodman on the map (which he was always publicly grateful for), but this particular rendition -- with the audience singing loudly and joyfully along -- and with Pete Seeger and his grandson Tao Rodriguez-Seeger playing and singing along is way up there.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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