This Monday (Dec. 5), Guthrie will start a 12-day tour aboard the City Of New Orleans train that will take him from Chicago to the Big Easy on Dec. 17.
In between, Guthrie will perform concerts at various stops including Kankakee, Illinois; Carbondale, Illinois; and he predicts Elvis will be at the Memphis, Tennessee, show on Dec. 13.
Guthrie is taking the train tour, in part, to raise funds to help New Orleans rebuild its musical infrastructure, which he says is essential to the cultural health of America.
As he puts it, The concept of playing a song spontaneously and never repeating it the same way is unique to this country and it started in New Orleans.
Although Guthries schedule will be packed during his train tour, he jokes that if anyone wants to find him, hell probably be in the bar car.
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