- Happy Holidays to The Ramblin' Fans & All!
Ramblin' Jack wishes all of you a Happy Holiday Season and a fantastic look toward the New Year!
More exciting news coming your way for next year's tours, plans and events - so check the website often!
- Don't miss the upcoming show at The Hopmonk from one of the True American Folk Icons!
Nobody I know—and I mean nobody—has covered more ground and made more friends and sung more songs than the fellow you're about to meet right now. He's got a song and a friend for every mile behind him. Say hello to my good buddy, Ramblin' Jack Elliott.
~Johnny Cash, The Johnny Cash Television Show, 1969.
November 24, 2013: Hopmonk Tavern, Novato, CA
Chech out Jack & Beck at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2013:
- Ramblin' Jack Heads to Oregon
Howdy Folks! For those of you up in Oregon, your about to get lucky with two shows from Ramblin' Jack Elliott in Bend at the Tower Theater on the 15th - and in Portland at the Alberta Rose .
There's been plenty written and filmed about Jack but we have two new pieces we thought you'd enjoy.
Here's a recent article from the Bend Bulletin:
And Here's a link to a piece done on Jack from San Francisco's CBS affiliate - "30 Minutes Bay Area": http://youtu.be/ODsrOE3j9Jo
- Ramblin' Jack Back from Newport and Has A Birthday!
He's back after a most successful trip to Newport Folk Festival where he performed w/ Beck and got huge media attention! Now time to rest before his tour of Colorado at the end of this month with Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally. Happy Birthday Jack!!!! :)
See these exciting links!
Jack and Beck at Newport:
One of the true greats, 82-year old folk legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott played the most heart-wrenchingly wonderful sets of the entire weekend. True to his name, he told a lot of stories while up on the Fort Stage, ranging from the ol’ “me and Woody Guthrie had an argument in a van” tales to the “I was at a Belgian cowboy rodeo that I got to via Vespa” anecdotes.
He opened with “The Cuckoo,” and his simplistic, soulful style was worth the price of admission, but it was really all about his stories of Newport history. He played what he called his favorite Woody Guthrie song, “Talkin’ Sailor,” and I admittedly teared up a little when he went into “Diamond Joe.”
The Boston Globe __
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, turns 82 this week. He was likely the only artist at Newport this weekend who could tell stories about his adventures with Woody Guthrie….As Sunday’s headliner, Beck had obviously considered Newport’s legacy and played a special set indebted to the surroundings. He embraced his inner folkie, revamping some of his songs with rootsy arrangements, dedicating a Jimmie Rodgers song to Ramblin’ Jack, whom he called “a big influence,” the man himself sauntered out on stage and took Beck by surprise. “Oh! Hello, sir,” Beck said, as the two then swapped verses.
- Ramblin' Jack July Update
Hello Folks! Jack is taking some well deserved time off before he performs in a rare mainstage performance at the Newport Folk Festival July 28th. Don't miss this only opportunity to see this true American legend at the festival - his only East Coast date this summer!
Travel safe and see you at the shows!
- Ramblin' Jack News! PBS Shoot This Saturday & Newport Folk Festival!
See Ramblin' Jack Elliott as a member of the cast for Nell Robinson's "Rose of No Man's Land" at the Freight & Salvage on Saturday June 15th being taped for a new PBS Music series! Don't miss this fantastic show!
See the show page here!
And here is the link for the Newport Folk Festival - Jack will play the Main Stage on July 28th !
Ramblin Jack Elliott | Newport Folk Festival 2013
Ramblin Jack Elliott. Sunday, July 28, 2013. “Jack Elliott is a legend. I learned every song on Country Style when I was 15, and performed his versions of those ...
- Ramblin' Jack on PBS Special Kennedy Center Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday Celebration!
See Ramblin' Jack Elliott on your local PBS station this month appearing in the Kennedy Center for Woodie Guthrie's 100th Birthday Celebration taped last October. RJE is leading the encore "This Land is Your Land." He's also joining Nell Robinson, John Doe and a stellar band at the Freight & Salvage for another PBS special taping on June 15th - if you are in the Bay Area do not miss this one!
Check your local listings for the PBS 'Woody' special - now airing in the month of June!
- Ramblin' Jack to Join Nell Robinson at The Freight & Salvage June 15th for PBS Shoot
Hello Folks! Mr. Elliott is on his way back from a 3 week tour of Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas with some fantastic shows under his belt and great visits with Jerry Jeff Walker, National Rodeo Pro Larry Mahan - and a cast of characters that have been friends of Jack's for many years.
Welcome back Jack! :)
June 1st RJE heads up to the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley in the beautiful Tahoe foothills and opening for him will be Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally - new friends! - to celebrate their duet CD release "House & Garden" - street date May 28th.
In addition, a very special event, Ramblin' Jack will also join Nell Robinson for a PBS shoot 'Rose in No Man's Land' on June 15th at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, California. (Jack's on Nell's new recording project being produced by Joe Henry - Joe produced Jack's Grammy winning release "A Stranger Here in 2009 for the Anti label.)
Nell Robinson and the Rose of No Man’s Land is a special evening of music and storytelling curated by Alabama native, Nell Robinson. The show will be filmed live for a PBS special slated to air in the Fall.
Special Guests: two-time Grammy Winner Ramblin’ Jack Elliott; actor, poet and musician John Doe; distinguished author Maxine Hong-Kingston; and acclaimed actor/director Julian Lopez Morillas.
All Star Band: Bluegrass stalwarts Jim Nunally (guitar), Keith Little (mandolin, mandola) and Sam Grisman (string bass), master of all-things stringed Craig Eastman (fiddle, slide guitar) and jazz percussionist Zach Harmon.
The evening will also spotlight local outreach, Berkeley Food & Housing Projects Homeless Veterans Program.
Here is the show page to get your tickets early! See you there!
Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St. Berkeley, Ca. 94704(510) 644-2020
- Ramblin' Jack Headed to Woodie Guthrie Center Opening
Ramblin' Jack Elliott will appear at the opening of the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, OK on Saturday, April 27th from 1 to 6 PM. This is an historic moment for the Guthrie family, celebrating what would of been Woody's 100th birthday with events coordinated and curated by The Grammy Museum that lasted through out the year. Look for an upcoming PBS special to air in the summer.
Our favorite roaming troubadour will then embark on a tour of MO, OK, Austin, Houston and Ft. Worth Texas - as well as a rare swing in to Baron Rouge, La - all dates posted on the website.
Don't miss these amazing opportunties to see and hear one of the true gems of American Folk music ~ a friend and one of the last living on earth - that traveled with Woodie Guthrie. They don't make them like Ramblin' Jack anymore! :) He's one of a kind. And thank you for supporting live music!!
- Spring is Here!
Hey Ramblin' Jack Fans - Spring is finally here and Rambln' Jack is looking forward to coming your way in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisana and more...check the site often for updates.
Jack is in the studio with Grammy award winning producer, Joe Henry for the next day or so - working with Americana artist Nell Robinson on her project "Soldier Stories" - being filmed for a new PBS series and please check her out at www.nellrobinsonmusic.com - a truly great vocalist and songwriter that is a terrific
Looking forward to seeing you all this Spring and Summer. Happy Spring!