Ramblin’ Jack Elliot- 3/8/2020

Ramblin’ Jack Elliot- 3/8/2020

Sunday, March 08 2020 6:00pm Doors / 7:30pm Start

Tickets

General Admission
$30.00
Sun Mar 08 2020

Ramblin’ Jack Elliot- 3/8/2020

at City Winery The Wine Garden at City Winery

Doors:
6:00pm
Starts:
7:30pm

Tickets

General Admission
$30.00

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$30 In Advance $35 Day of Show 

There  are no  degrees of  separation between  Jack and the real thing.  He is the guy who ran away from  his Brooklyn home at fourteen to join  the rodeo and learned his guitar from a  cowboy. In 1950, he met Woody Guthrie, moved  in with the Guthrie family and traveled with Woody  to California and Florida, from the redwood forests to  the Gulf Stream waters. Jack became so enthralled with the  life and composer of This Land Is Your Land, The Dust Bowl  Ballads, and a wealth of children's songs that he completely absorbed  the inflections and mannerisms, leading Guthrie to remark, "Jack sounds more  like me than I do." In 1954, along with folksinging pals Frank Robinson and Guy  Carawan, Jack journeyed south through Appalachia, Nashville and to New Orleans to hear  authentic American country music. He later made this the basis for his talking song, 912 Greens.

In  1955  Jack married  and traveled to  Europe, bringing his  genuine American folk,  cowboy and blues repertoire  and his guitar virtuosity, inspiring  a new generation of budding British rockers,  from Mick Jagger to Eric Clapton. When he returned  to America in 1961, he met another young folksinger,  Bob Dylan at Woody Guthrie's bedside, and mentored Bob. 

Jack  has continued  as an inspiration  for every roots-inspired performer  since. Along the way he learned the  blues first-hand from Leadbelly, Mississippi  John Hurt, the Reverend Gary Davis, Big Bill Broonzy, Brownie Mcghee and Sonny Terry,  Jesse Fuller and Champion Jack Dupree. He has recorded forty albums; wrote one of the  first trucking songs, Cup of Coffee, recorded by Johnny Cash; championed the works of  new singer-songwriters, from Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson to Tim Hardin; became a  founding member of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue; and continued the life of the traveling  troubadour influencing Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Tom Russell The Grateful Dead and countless  others.

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, proclaiming, "In giving new life  to our most valuable musical traditions, Ramblin'  Jack has himself become an American treasure." In 2000,  Jack's daughter, filmmaker, Aiyana Elliott produced and directed The  Ballad of Ramblin' Jack, her take on Jack's life and their fragile relationship,  winning a Special Jury Prize from the Sundance Film Festival.

Through  it all —  though agents,  managers, wives and  recording companies have  tried — Jack resisted being  molded into a commercial commodity. He  played his shows without a written set  list or including any songs that did not  ring with his gut feeling of what mattered  to him. Ramblin' Jack's life of travels, performances  and recordings is a testament to the America of lore,  a giant land of struggle, hard luck and sometimes even of good  fortune. Ramblin' Jack takes us to places that spur us on to the  romance and passion of life in the tunes and voices of real people. At  seventy-seven, Ramblin' Jack is 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.