CORVALLIS, Ore. – Sarah Lee Guthrie, daughter of the folk artist Arlo Guthrie and granddaughter of the legendary Woody Guthrie, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Majestic Theatre in Corvallis.

Guthrie’s performance is part of the American Strings series sponsored by the Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts.

Hosted by Bob Santelli, the OSU College of Liberal Arts’ director of popular music and performing arts, the American Strings series brings renowned artists from around the United States to Corvallis for an in-depth look at how and why stringed instruments play such a profound role in American music.

The performance and conversation that comprises each segment of American Strings provides an opportunity to appreciate and better understand the great American music tradition.

Over the last two decades, Sarah Lee Guthrie and her husband, Johnny Irion, have created a pop-fused folk rock sound on a series of critically-acclaimed albums. On the 2009 album “Go Waggaloo,” Guthrie created a family album of original songs, including a few with Woody Guthrie’s lyrics, that won her a Golden Medallion from The Parent’s Choice Foundation.

The Majestic Theatre is located at 115 SW 2nd St. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and may be purchased online at or in person at the Majestic Box Office, 115 SW 2nd St. The box office is open from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, and one hour before performances. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at 541-738-7469.

The Majestic Theatre participates in Corvallis Arts for All, making $5 tickets (limit 2 per person) available to persons with an Oregon Trail Card. These tickets much be purchased in person at the box office.

For more information and for accommodations for people with disabilities, call 541-738-4769.


College of Liberal Arts

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts encompasses seven distinct schools, as well as several interdisciplinary initiatives, that focus on humanities, social sciences, and fine and performing arts. Curriculum developed by the college’s nationally and internationally-renowned faculty prepares students to approach the complex problems of the world ethically and thoughtfully, contributing to a student's academic foundation and helping to build real-world skills for a 21st century career and a purposeful life.

Story By: 

Erin Sneller, 541-737-5592, [email protected]


Bob Santelli, [email protected]

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