And why I like him so much, after so many years:
Tomorrow night Arlo Guthrie will play his annual Thanksgiving weekend concert at Carnegie Hall. Nine days later he will embark on a musical journey on the Amtrak train City of New Orleans, playing 7 concerts in 13 days from Chicago to New Orleans to benefit small clubs there that were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Guthrie had a hit with the Steve Goodman song "City of New Orleans" ("Good morning, America, how are you?"). The first show is at the Vic Theater in Chicago, with stops in Kankakee, Urbana, Effingham and Carbondale, Ill., and Memphis. The tour ends at Tipitina's on North Peters Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
This is via Eric Alterman at Altercation.