This song is not about an actual restaurant, but there is an Alice in the song,but it is very near to where Alice lives. This song is one of the many memorable anthems of the 60′ & 70’s, that most people of that ear remember if they still can, that was from the creative mind of Arlo Guthrie!
This song was also turned into a movie by Arlo and here you can see my favorite part!
If your a guitar player this song will send shivers up and down your spine! “Oh my God”, is what you would say if you HAD to play this song because it’s 19 plus minutes long!!! AND, to add insult to injury, it is played in a picking style of drone, or blue grass style.
I play this song, but NOT in it’s entire length, in a readers digest format. The picking is SO MUCH FUN if you can play this picking technique but I will guarantee you you fingers will desperately need a massive break if you play it! I highly recommend that this be the last song, or the only one, in your set if you play this one live!
I have set up a couple of ways in which to play this song, because I love having many different ways in which to play it so as to keep it interesting not only to you but your audience. BTW, these are the versions that I use, together throughout the song, good luck and get back to me on how it is going! REMEMBER, play these sections SLOWLY to be able to master them, thus making it enjoyable for everyone!
This post is dedicated to great Jon and Scotty(mighty) Myro!
Keep on Jammin’