Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
Articles and Interviews
To Sarah Lee Guthrie, the idea of carrying on a legacy is not simply an abstract concept. As the granddaughter of Woody Guthrie and daughter of Arlo Guthrie, the 26-year-old Guthrie recognizes the historical baggage she carries with her every night as she shares the stage with her husband and musical partner, Johnny Irion. "When I started making my own music, I always got a lot of people wanting me to play Woody Guthrie songs and Arlo songs, but I think people understand that I need to be who I am," Guthrie explains in a phone interview while en route to the South by Southwest music festival in Austin. ...