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 



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.

Tonight! Ramblin' Jack Elliott & Peter Rowan

Don't miss this opportunity to see two greats play together tonight , Friday December 12th at Berkeley's Freight & Salvage.  Get out of the rain and in the doors - both men treasures!  

Don't miss Ramblin' Jack Elliott as Special Guest with Peter Rowan

Don't miss Ramblin' Jack Elliott as Special Guest with Peter Rowan at The Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, California on Friday December 12th!
Peter Rowan, Friday, December 12, 2014, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Nina Gerber, Blaine Sprouse, Mike Witcher, and Jeff Keana'aina

$26 advance / $28 door

Purchase tickets online

Peter Rowan

Peter Rowan is a bluegrass master. His musical roots go back to Bill Monroe. He didn’t just hear Bill Monroe’s recordings – he played guitar and sang lead with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys in the mid-1960s. After stints in Earth Opera, Muleskinner, and the Marin County rock group Seatrain, he co-founded Old and in the Way with Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. Since then, he’s recorded more than 30 albums and earned six Grammy nominations and a Grammy. His classic originals include “Panama Red,” “Lonesome L.A. Cowboy,” and “Moonlight Midnight” – and he’s just released a new album, Twang An’ Groove Vol. 1, featuring high-energy live versions of traditional classics and some of Peter’s outstanding originals. “The entire band coalesces around a supple groove, suggesting a sound not unlike the Grateful Dead in full jam band motif,” says the website Country Standard Time, adding that the free form improvisation “all sounds in sync, a reflection of the band's competence and confidence.” Joining Peter tonight will be Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Nina Gerber, Blaine Sprouse, Mike Witcher, and Jeff Keana'aina. Get your tickets early – this should be a glorious musical celebration, led by a true master!

Ramblin' Jack Elliott tour photos!

Check out these great shots from photographer Scott Preston of Cincy Groove. These photos were taken in Ludlow, KY where Jack performed at the Ludlow Theatre


Ramblin' Jack In Nashville & Kentucky!

Ramblin' Jack is on the road this week in Nashville on 'special assignment' we will tell you about later - but let's just say he's with good company doing a special "Guitar Pull" with Guy Clark and others. 

Also, Jack is opening a new school in Ludlow, Kentucky on the 8th - so if you are anywhere near there please go and say hey!  Check the website often for updates!

Ramblin' Jack on tour this fall for The Rose of No Man's Land


The Rose of No-Man's Land 
w/Ramblin' Jack Elliott!

8p Oct 24
 w/actress Kathy Baker!
Los Angeles CA
Show & Ticket Link

8p Oct 25
Freight & Salvage

Berkeley CA
Show & Ticket Link

8p Nov 1
Center for the Arts

Grass Valley CA
Show & Ticket Link

8p Nov 19
Club Passim
Cambridge MA
Show & Ticket Link

8:30p Nov 21
Towne Crier

Beacon NY
Show & Ticket Link

8p Nov 22
Joe's Pub

New York NY
Show & Ticket Link

Nell Robinson & The Rose of No-Man's Land 
Features Guests: John Doe, Kris Kristofferson, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and Maxine Hong Kingston

Distributed by Compass Records
PBS 'ROSE' Special To Roll Out Late Fall on  MusicGonePublic.com 

The songs of Nell Robinson & The Rose of No-Man's Land integrate the heritage of her own Alabama family serving in 250 years of war. Most of the source material for the songs are from archived letters, documents, mementos and generational lore, all centered on war and service. Beginning with Revolutionary War to the present, Robinson weaves historic familial history with her lush vocal quality and artisan storytelling with musical guidance by Grammy Winning producer Joe Henry.

Joe Henry's lucent production floats the songs and stories without weighing them down. The music is reverential without being solemn.   

Guy Clark and 
Rodney Crowell wrote two original songs for the album. Crowell contributed "Scots Irish" and Clark's "Heroes" is about recent vets turning to suicide in greater numbers than active soldiers killed by enemy fire. As well, there are traditional songs and songs written by Johnny Cash and Bill Monroe.

Robinson will be touring extensively and in each tour city she will work with non-profits benefiting veterans. As an activist, she wants to draw attention and funds for the needs of veterans, especially in areas of healthcare and soul repair.

RAMBLIN'JACK ELLIOTT 8 p.m. Friday 9/5/2014 Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI.


8 p.m. Friday, Shank Hall, 1434 N. Farwell Ave. $20 at the box office, (866) 468-3401 and ticketweb.com.

"Authenticity" in music, as Elvis Costello has pointed out, is basically nonsense. For every sharecropper or dockworker who moaned the blues or country from a deep and daily knowledge of hardship, there's at least one guy who spurned a comfortable life to become an entertainer and then an artist.

Ramblin' Jack Elliott's parents wanted him to become a doctor, but the Brooklyn lad was entranced by cowboys (he briefly joined a rodeo) and by Woody Guthrie (later a traveling companion), and his emulation of Guthrie began a country-folk career that has survived since the mid-1950s.

Having influenced and performed with Pete Seeger, the Dead, Dylan and countless more, Elliott has more recently worked with producer Joe Henry on the 2009 album "A Stranger Here," which picked up a Grammy. Now 83, he's still his own kind of cowboy singer, and he isn't faking it.

— Jon M. Gilbertson,

Special to the Journal Sentinel