Terry A La Berry has been performing for Children for more than 20 years in venues stretching from the White House to the Miami Children’s Museum and everywhere in between. In his other “life” as long-time drummer for Arlo Guthrie he appears on many of Guthrie’s recordings including the Grammy nominated “Grow Big”. He has recorded with numerous other artists including Grammy winner, Pete Seeger.
Other performers he as appeared with over the years include: Carly Simon, Bonnie Raitt, John Prine, John Denver, David Bromberg, Willie Nelson, Roger McGuinn, John Sebastian,The Detroit Philharmonic Orchestra and recently, Levon Helm and John Melloncamp. With Arlo he has performed in all 50 states and Europe and Australia. He performed last year at the New Orleans Jazz Festival and at Carnegie Hall for the 4th time.
As the heart of the Big Bear Band with David and Kathy Jo Grover, he spent 18 years singing for Children and their families at the White House, The Museum of Natural History, The Jewish Museum of New York, the Goodwill games, the Florida State Fair, The Today Show and several PBS Children’s Specials including the multiple award-winning “Chanukah at Grover’s Corners”, in which he a was principal writer and co-star along with Theodore Bikel. Also as an actor he originated the role of Arthur in William Gibson’s, “A Cry of Player” with Anne Bancroft and Frank Langella. He appeared in the movie Alices’Resturant as, what else, “a hippie’.
Last summer he appeared with Arlo and the Guthrie Family as they celebrated the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie with performances at The Newport Folk Festival, The Clearwater Festival, The Edmonton Folk Festival, Ravinia, and The Tonder Festival in Denmark. His 5th solo CD “Braver To Be Kind” will be released later this year. Several of Terry’s songs are available in video form at Terry’s Youtube channel: Alaberry1.