In October 1970.

In October 1970, “Rising Son” label released “Washington County”, the fifth Arlo Guthrie album. It was recorded in August 1970, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and John Pilla.


  • Arlo Guthrie – banjo, guitar, piano, autoharp, harp, vocals
  • Hoyt Axton- bass vocals
  • Ry Cooder- bottleneck guitar
  • Doug Dillard- banjo
  • Chris Ethridge- bass
  • Richard Hayward- drums
  • John Pilla – guitar, autoharp, harmony vocals
  • Gary Walters – bass
  • Clarence White- electric guitar
  • Barry Feldman – executive producer
  • Van Dyke Parks- co-producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Arlo Guthrie; except where noted.

  1. Introduction
  2. Fencepost Blues
  3. Gabriel’s Mother’s Highway Ballad #16 Blues
  4. Washington County
  5. Valley to Pray
  6. Lay Down Little Doggies – Woody Guthrie
  7. I Could Be Singing
  8. If You Would Just Drop By
  9. Percy’s Song – Bob Dylan
  10. I Want to Be Around

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