The name of Arlo Guthrie’s current tour, Solo Reunion Tour – Together at Last, encapsulated the wit and biting humor of the legendary folk singer-songwriter, as he appeared for the first time since 1965 completely alone on stage with his guitars and harmonica. As one of the funniest storytellers I’ve witnessed, his show was more than just a typical concert, complete with humorous anecdotes and hysterical, yet poignant, lyrics.

The audience shed tears from laughter by the second song of Guthrie’s set, “In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree.” The evening of talking blues continued with tales of drug smuggling (“Coming into Los Angeles”) and motorcycle riding (“The Motorcycle Song”), as well as instrumentals (a ragtime piano piece and a guitar song influenced by Guthrie’s time in Hawaii filming the “Byrds of Paradise” TV series).

Some of the most touching moments were when he shared memories of his late father, musician and writer Woody Guthrie. And as he belted out “The City of New Orleans,” “This Land is Your Land” and the nearly 20-minute-long Vietnam War draft protest song, “Alice’s Restaurant,” it was plain to everyone in the auditorium that the sentiments conveyed in many of Arlo Guthrie’s words ring as true today as they did in the late-’60s.