Dec 14th Ramblin Jack Elliott performs with John Prine

John Prine w Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 8:00 PM

Golden State Theatre Monterey, CA



One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt, Ramblin' Jack Elliott is considered one of the country's legendary foundations of folk music.

Long before every kid in America wanted to play guitar — before Elvis, Dylan, the Beatles or Led Zeppelin — Ramblin' Jack had picked it up and was passing it along. From Johnny Cash to Tom Waits, Beck to Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder to Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead to The Rolling Stones, they all pay homage to Ramblin' Jack Elliott.  

In the tradition of roving troubadours Jack has carried the seeds and pollens of story and song for decades from one place to another, from one generation to the next. They are timeless songs that outlast whatever current musical fashion strikes today's fancy.  

His tone of voice is sharp, focused and piercing.   All that and he plays the guitar effortlessly in a fluid flat-picking perfected style.  He was a brilliant entertainer....  Most folk musicians waited for you to come to them.  Jack went out and grabbed you.....  Jack was King of the Folksingers.     Bob Dylan, Chronicles: Volume One

Two time Grammy-winner, singer-songwriter, John Prine, is among the English language’s premier phrase-turners. Forty-five years into a remarkable career that has drawn effusive praise from Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Waters, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, and others who would know, Prine is a smiling, shuffling force for good. He is a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member whose classic debut album, simply titled John Prine, is recognized as part of the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame.Prine’s songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Tom T. Hall, the Everly Brothers, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Norah Jones, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, and many others. But his genius isn’t found in his resume, it’s found in the brilliance of lyrics from his large catalog of songs.

He has collaborated with musical heroes from Bruce Springsteen to Mac Wiseman, and has been name-checked in songs by Country Music Hall of Famer, Vince Gill, and contemporary country songbird Kacey Musgraves. John’s music has stayed as relevant as ever.  Prine is an Americana Music Honors & Awards winner for lifetime achievement in songwriting and was recently awarded the prestigious PEN Lyrics Award. He continues to record and perform at sold out shows all over the US, Canada, and Europe.

Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Folk Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award 2016

“Let’s Float Commodore’s Boat” Fundraiser Concert Featuring: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott Nov 5th!

Spaulding Marine Center’s “Let’s Float Commodore’s Boat” Fundraiser Concert
Featuring: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott Saturday, November 5th 2 PM – 6 PM

Our dear friend and local sailing legend, Warwick “Commodore” Tompkins needs all of our help! (See page 65 of the Sep 2016 issue of LATITUDE 38 for this full story)

FLASHGIRL, his beloved Wylie 39 was struck by lightning while anchored in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu. Flashgirl was partially sunk with all her systems destroyed.

Join us for an afternoon filled with fun, live music, barbeque, refreshments and friendship to raise funds for Flashgirl’s refit! Music provided by Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, The Waterfront Pickers, Billy D and musical friends. Delicious beer provided by Lagunitas Brewing Co!

$50 Donation Requested  -This event will sell out-
To RSVP Call 415.332.3179
e-mail, or visit 

Foot of Gate Five Road Sausalito, CA 94965

R J Elliott Is Back East - Don't Miss Him

Always the inspiration to many of us, Ramblin ' Jack is on a 3 week tour of the East, Canada and Texas.  Some would say these are different countries - and to some - they are.  Please don't miss this national treasure - traveling our amazing country and telling the tales of our history and so much more. 

Happy to report that Jack sounds better than ever and just last week had an amazing jam with Bob Weir and rocker Sammy Hagar at the Sweetwater in Mill Valley for the KIDDO! Foundation.  (RARE moment for sure!!!)

Jack is featured on Bob Weir's new release "Blue Mountain" of cowboy songs - out soon !  

Check the site often for updates.  Support live music and go listen to our nation's best storyteller that still rambles and lives life in the moment.  They threw the mold away on this one.  He's a true gem. 


Ramblin Jack Elliott Performs Aug 16th at Guy Clark Tribute
Thursday, July 7, 2016

See Ramblin' Jack Elliott Perform at The Ryman in Nashville for the Guy Clark Tribute concert August 16th with Emmylou Harris and others. 
Jack Spencer

Emmylou Harris Tours United States with Lyle Lovett

Emmylou Harris kicks off a nine-city co-headlining tour with Lyle Lovett & His Large Band with two concerts in California this weekend: at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Friday and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday. The tour continues through the middle of August, with shows in Park City, Denver, Ravinia, Cincinnati, and upstate New York, culminating with two shows in Virginia, at the Sprint Pavilion in Charlottesville and at Wolf Trap outside DC. Harris also leads three of her own shows between dates with Lovett during that time, stopping in Wisconsin, Montana, and Idaho.

Later in August are three special performances with fellow iconic figures of Americana: a sold-out concert at the Biltmore estate in Asheville with Mary Chapin Carpenter; a Guy Clark tribute at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville featuring her recent duo-album partner Rodney Crowell as well as Steve Earle, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Vince Gill, Iron & Wine, and more; and a free show with John Prine at Roosevelt Arch in Montana to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial.

See below for all of her currently scheduled shows; for the latest, visit

Earlier this year came the first worldwide vinyl release of Harris's groundbreaking, Grammy Award–winning album Wrecking Ball on Nonesuch. The new edition, pressed on three 180-gram vinyl, includes the original Daniel Lanois–produced album, remastered, along with several bonus tracks first released on the 2014 three-disc Nonesuch reissue of the album, which Uncut magazine called "a masterpiece." To pick up a copy, head to the Nonesuch Store now.


Folk Alliance Honors Ramblin' Jack Elliott with Lifetime Achievement Award
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>>