Rambln' Jack to play Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

Santa Clarita’s rich Western heritage takes center stage each year at the Cowboy Festival.  This year marks the 23rd annual event and looking back, some residents may wonder why the City hosts this Festival, which attracts more than 10,000 visitors each year.

More than two decades ago, City leaders were inspired by the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. They saw an opportunity to create a unique celebration of Santa Clarita’s own Western history – from art and music to film and television.  In 1994, the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival made its debut, honoring the authentic Old West through music, poetry, cowboy gear, food and storytelling in a setting that was unique to the area…and the rest is history!

Although elements of the event have changed over the years, Santa Clarita’s Cowboy Festival has always delivered a one-of-a-kind, multi-day lineup of music, food, entertainment and activities for Western enthusiasts of all ages.

This year’s Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is guaranteed to delight attendees of all ages. Due to filming taking place at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio, the Cowboy Festival has set up camp in Historic Old Town Newhall. Show-stopping performances by the best musical acts in Western, Bluegrass, Americana and Spoken Word genres will be held at the Canyon Theater Guild and The Repertory East Playhouse. The Cowboy Festival comes to life on Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24, 2016 with the sights, sounds and swagger of Cowboy life at William S. Hart Park, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Attendees will be surrounded by life on the American Frontier as performers serenade, vendors serve up BBQ treats, and vendors offer one-of-a-kind gear and goods celebrating the Western past with the flair of today.

As the Cowboy Festival continues to grow in popularity, several regional venues and community partners are working with the City to offer four days chock full of events and entertainment. The fun begins with Cowboy events on Wednesday, April 20 in Old Town Newhall, continuing through the Cowboy Festival weekend on April 23 and 24. With so many exciting additions, one thing’s for sure: this year’s Cowboy Festival is sure to be the best yet!

RAMBLIN JACK performs April 22nd TICKETS

Happy New Year from Ramblin' Jack Elliott

The year rolled along like a wandering cattle herd throught the Texas badlands....with tours of the North East, Mid-West, all over Texas and the Northwest.  

This year you'll see Jack appearing in San Franciscio in March and in Southern California in late Spring. Check the website often for update as they come in.

Adios and Happy New Year.....for now!

Jack Elliott & John Prine LIVE in December

Ramblin' Jack has returned from a successful Texas tour and will join John Prine for performances at The Warfield in San Francisco, Harris Center in Folsom and Van Duzer Theatre in Arcata. Check outthis great shot of Elliott with his old pal and all around rodeo champion, cowboy Larry Mahan~

Ramblin' Jack Elliott FALL TOUR DATES

Ramblin' Jack has just returned from dates in the Pacific Northwest and also in Montana, where he performed with Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band. UP NEXT: Headed to Texas for dates throughout November and upon his return to Northern California, Jack joins John Prine in December! DETAILS>>

Ramblin' Jack Elliott On Tour In The East

Ramblin' Jack is in the East and enjoyed a sold out show last night in Maryland!

The amazing troubadour and story teller continues to tour at 84 years young.  

Do not miss your chance to see him.  Check the dates often!!

Levi's 501 Blues Doc - In other news, Jack just completed a narration for a documentary film for Imprint Productions about the History of Levi's 501 Blues, which will be distributed B2B in the coming months.  At that session in Sausalito at Command Productions he ran in to dear friend Peter Coyote in the studio who was working on his audio book.  As most of you may know Peter works a great deal with Ken Burns and PBS and did a stellar job on the Roosevelt series w/ Mr. Burns. 

Woody Guthrie Museum News:  

On behalf of the Guthrie Family, we are happy to announce that your name has been permanently enshrined on a seat in the Woody Guthrie Center Theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma! 

This seat will ensure that there will always be a place for 
you, and members of your family, to sit amongst the greater family of blood relatives and soul mates that surrounded Woody Guthrie throughout his life, and afterlife! 

The RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT
 seat sits among the original greats: Lead Belly, Pete and Toshi Seeger, Cisco Houston, Will Geer, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Alan Lomax and Moses Asch are among those who you can now enjoy as your in-house neighbors.  

Congratulations, and this is only one of the ways we can thank you for the tremendous contributions you've made over all these years, keeping Woody's music, words, story and heart alive and well. 
You continue to be one of his most significant emissaries!

Thank you Nora! 

Guthrie Museum News-Congratulations Jack!

From Nora Guthrie
Congratulations Jack!

On behalf of the Guthrie Family, we are happy to announce that your name has been permanently enshrined on a seat in the Woody Guthrie Center Theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma!

This seat will ensure that there will always be a place for you, and members of your family, to sit amongst the greater family of blood relatives and soul mates that surrounded Woody Guthrie throughout his life, and afterlife!

The RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT seat sits among the original greats: Lead Belly, Pete and Toshi Seeger, Cisco Houston, Will Geer, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Alan Lomax and Moses Asch are among those who you can now enjoy as your in-house neighbors. 

Congratulations, and this is only one of the ways we can thank you for the tremendous contributions you've made over all these years, keeping Woody's music, words, story and heart alive and well.
You continue to be one of his most significant emissaries!

Ramblin' Jack Coming East on Tour

Don't miss the opportunity to see one of the last of the living legends of American folk music in the East this coming week with shows in New York and beyond.  He's a ramblin' man.... :)  

Check the tour dates often!!

Ramblin' Jack Elliott @ Hopmonk 04.26.2015

Jack Elliott

April 23, 2015, 6:01PM

It’s called the “Listening Room” because they want you to do just that: shut up and listen. But how can you make that happen with essentially a sports bar and beer pub 10 feet away? Dean Biersch and K. C Turner thought long and hard and came up with the idea for the Sonoma HopMonk Tavern to surround the room with thick, theater curtains and install a state-of-the-art sound system so there is no doubt that once the curtains close, they mean business. In addition, rows of chairs were laid out — 60 to be exact — to make the experience even more intimate.

“We really wanted to give the room a lift so people can see that value of the ticket price,” says Turner.

The series is scheduled for twice a month at this time, with more shows being added over time. Currently Turner is pulling acts from his Rolodex, but that may change with bands that normally fill larger rooms stopping by the intimate venue on the Sunday nights.

This Sunday, April 26, the Listening Room presents Ramblin’Jack Elliott. Elliott is a folk legend, growing up inspired by rodeo and the music of Woody Guthrie, so much that it’s said that after Woody’s death at a 55 in 1967, Guthrie’s son Arlo actually learned his fathers style of playing from Ramblin’ Jack.

Elliott even had an influence on a young Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra and even Mick Jagger, who saw him busking on a train platform in London. The list of musicians Elliott has played with or had an effect on is too long to list.

Elliott has appeared in movies portraying country singers and took home a Grammy in 1995 for his album “South Coast.”

The show kicks off at 8 p.m. and at time of this writing, tickets are still available, and will be at the door if not sold out.

Turner has big plans for the Listening Room, already presenting the likes of Chuck Prophet and Tim Flannery, with Megan Slankard, Box Set Duo and Mother Hips all with upcoming shows.

The Rose of No-Man's Land tour

Ramblin' Jack Elliott is on tour again with The Rose of No-Man's Land performing alongside Nell Robinson and other special guest artists. Check the tour page for listigs near you! www.ramblinjack.com/shows



Ramblin' Jack to perform Saturday January 10th

Don't miss Ramblin' Jack Elliott LIVE at St. Cyprian's Church 

RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT

 

Saturday, January 10 8:00pm

$25 door / $22 advance

 

The legendary troubadour, two-time Grammy winner and direct link to Woody Guthrie and the first generation of American folk music, returns to start our concert year. A character based on Jack (Al Cody) was featured in the Coen Brothers movie, Finding LlewynDavis.  Vikki Lee & Russ “The Muleskinner” Whitehead will open the evening.