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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
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Elliott will be performing on Saturday, JL 30th., at this year's Newport Folk Festival

http://www.newportfolkfest.net/
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
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Nine minutes of recent ramblin' at Norman's Rare Guitars in Tarzana, California:


 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
lol i knew that was sanfransico bay wasnt postive untill he started singing 2 pts for me wahoo!!!
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
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Ramblin' Jack Elliott (r), MacDougal Street, 1966

...and 44 years, later.


Bay Area fundraiser, November, 2010
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
curious anyone rad enough to attend a ramblin jack elliot show this year?
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
guess not...
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
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Washington Post Maryland gig announcement:

http://tinyurl.com/42p6ewn
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
IVE MET THE MAN... NAMED JACK ELLIOT (RAMBLIN) and ive got proof
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 8 Years, 6 Months ago  

Rockville, Maryland, MA 09 2011

Music review: Ramblin' Jack Elliott at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church
By Scott Galupo, Tuesday, May 10, 5:32 PM

Ramblin' Jack Elliott is sort of an apostle of American folk music, having personally witnessed giants such as Lead Belly, Big Bill Broonzy and Woody Guthrie roam the land.

And so the small assembly Monday night at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville didn't seem to mind that Elliott's hour-long appearance, sponsored by the local nonprofit Institute of Musical Traditions, was as long on stories as it was on songs.

The 79-year-old legend, seemingly carved from rock, slowly but wryly unspooled tales of encountering American rodeos in the oddest of places (Japan, Belgium), climbing up a mountaintop radio antenna in Bethlehem, Pa., during a driving snowstorm to meditate and being told by a cocky Greenwich Village-era Bob Dylan that he had "relinquished" to Elliott the classic "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right."

Elliott delivered the latter - in a voice even froggier than latter-day Dylan's, if such can be imagined - as well as tunes such as "San Francisco Bay Blues," "Diamond Joe" and "Arthritis Blues."

Through errant chord changes and a hacking cough, it wasn't always clear that Elliott - still a decent flat-picker, given the mileage on those hands - had ended the same songs as he had begun. But he weathered these lapses with the same rascally charm of his storytelling.

Since he began recording for the indie label ANTI-, Elliott has enjoyed a kind of renaissance, nabbing a Grammy for best traditional blues album for 2009's "A Stranger Here." One cut from there, "How Long Blues," stood out Monday, sounding truly tormented, in contrast to the pleasant, lazy gait of the '09 rendition.

That this national treasure wound up in the rec hall of a suburban Maryland church seemed somehow appropriate.

Dude's been everywhere, man.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/music-review-ramblin-jack-elliott-at-saint-mark-presbyterian-church/2011/05/10/AFHQ6hkG_story.html
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
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Another review.

Ftr, Elliott won't be 80 until this August. Furthermore, he's not really a "real" cowboy, tho' he probably rode horses on more ranches throughout North America (and Australia) than most anyone:

LAUREN DALEY: Beloved 'Cowboy Poet' Spins Stories in City Mill

May 26, 2011 7:11 PM

Willie Nelson once asked, "Are there any more real cowboys?"

Yes, Willie, there is one.

And anyone who went to the Narrows Center for the Arts to see Ramblin' Jack Elliott recently saw him.

After an opening set by Fall River native Michael Troy, the 80-year-old cowboy poet took the stage at 9 p.m., wearing faded jeans, a red collared shirt, dusty cowboy boots and his signature 10-gallon hat.

He was hobbling, and needed help getting set up, but once he was steady on his perch, he put on one helluva show.

His hour-long set included an incredible rendition of Tim Hardin's "If I Were a Carpenter," "House of the Rising Sun," a cover of Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice (It's Alright)," Woody Guthrie's "1914 Massacre," and "Falling Down Blues." After a standing ovation, he encored, aptly, with "South Coast."

Throughout the evening, the octogenarian had the audience gathered 'round and listening like kids listening to a wise ol' granddad.

Of course, you don't earn a name like "Ramblin' Jack" without being a talker. Jack can talk. Luckily, his tales are wildly entertaining.

He had the crowd in the palm of his hand as he told tales of meeting Woody Guthrie, singing with Bob Dylan, and a Tall Tale about sneaking into folk singer Tim Hardin's house disguised as a house painter.

"It was a hoax, so I could get right up there on the ladder and look down his throat, to see how he sang and learn how he played," Jack told the crowd.

He had a sore throat and allergies, and the night was also peppered with one-liners like: "Thanks for clapping. If I heard someone sing like I just sang, I'd head for hills." And, "I'm not a music-lover, thank God. I like dogs, boats and trucks."

The irony, of course, is that Jack Elliott loves music more than almost anyone.

He's the kid who ran away from his Brooklyn home at 14 to join the rodeo and learned his guitar from a real live cowboy.

In 1950, he sought out Woody Guthrie, moved in with the Guthrie family and rode the rails with Woody from the redwood forests to the Gulf Stream waters.

Woody Guthrie, it seemed, had a magic that captivated young folkies, and made them want to be just like him.

Bob Dylan, as we know, imitated the way Woody walked, talked and dressed. But before him, Jack Elliott was so enthralled with Guthrie that he absorbed the inflections and mannerisms, leading Guthrie to remark, "Jack sounds more like me than I do."

In 1954, Jack journeyed through Appalachia, Nashville and to New Orleans to hear authentic American country music. In 1955, he got married and traveled to Europe, inspiring a new generation of budding British rockers - from Mick Jagger to Eric Clapton - with his American cowboy folk repertoire.

When he returned to America in 1961, he met another young folksinger, Bob Dylan at Woody Guthrie's bedside, and mentored him.

In 1995, Ramblin' Jack received his first of four Grammy nominations and the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album, for South Coast (Red House Records). In 1998, President Bill Clinton awarded Jack the National Medal of the Arts.

According to Jack's Web site, at age 80, he's "still on the road, still seeking those people, places, songs and stories that are hand-crafted, wreaking of wood and canvas, cowhide and forged metal. You'll find him in the sleek lines of a long haul semi-truck, in the rigging of an old sailing ship, in the smell of a fine leather saddle."

The lucky roomful of people at the Narrows Center who saw him saw a living legend and a true entertainer.

As Bob Dylan said in his "Chronicles: Volume One:"

"Most folk musicians waited for you to come to them. Jack went out and grabbed you. ... Jack was King of the Folksingers."

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110526/PUB03/105260429
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 8 Years, 6 Months ago  


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"Yeah, I even used to say things like 'This song is by my son, Bob,'" chuckles Elliott. "I saw Bob a few years ago and I'd just come from playing at the Bob Dylan Day thing they have at the high school there in Hibbing. They invite me every year. And Bob says [imitates Dylan's voice] 'Bob Dylan Day. What's that?'"

Source:

http://www.houstonpress.com/2011-06-16/music/the-storyteller/
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 8 Years, 5 Months ago  
great story Warren! Mr.Elliott really walks the walk
thanks for your tribute thread keeping us up to date, wish he wrote a memoir, he needs to for his sake as much as history's
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 8 Years, 5 Months ago  
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You're welcome, quanta. Here's about 30 seconds of '70s Jack (starts at 2;35) talking about Will Geer and Woody G.

The video lasts for a little over 4 minutes and is called In Hollywood's Backyard... '70s Topanga. Here's the blurb that accompanied the video:

During the 1970s, Topanga Canyon, nestled in the California mountains just behind Malibu, became a Mecca for many of Hollywood's top musical performers. These musicians and their artist friends blended in naturally with the latter day hippies and long-time eccentrics that made up this laid-back community a 'stoners' throw from Los Angeles.

This is the inside story [not quite] of an iconoclast culture, filled with impromptu and staged musical performances by noted Topanga residents Billy Preston, Lowell George, Fred Tackett, Ramblin Jack Elliott, Spanky McFarlane, Gary Farr and others. The late Herta Ware Geer, former wife of actor Will Geer reminisces about the singular Topanga lifestyle, as Billy Preston rides through the canyon in his beloved cowboy garb.

http://vimeo.com/24544068
 
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