Woody Guthrie 'audio walking tour' of NYC being released as 3-disc set (stream a track)

The late, great folk singer Woody Guthrie called NYC home for 27 years, and that portion of his life will be celebrated with a new three-disc album, My Name Is New York, on September 23. According to a press release:

Featuring new interviews with luminaries like Pete Seeger (in one of his final interviews), Woody's son Arlo Guthrie, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, as well as with Woody's many other friends and family, the first two discs take listeners on a virtual tour of the city as Woody experienced it through visits to 19 locations. They include the boarding house on 43rd Street where "This Land Is Your Land" was written; the Greenwich Village apartment that The Almanac Singers -- an all-star folk collective included Guthrie, Seeger, Lead Belly and Josh White - called home; and his home on Coney Island, where Woody tirelessly composed over 100 songs, and was eventually laid to rest.

 

The collection also includes a bonus music disc featuring an array of Guthrie's NYC songs, including the first recording of "This Land Is Your Land"; two previously unreleased home demos he recorded in the city, including the song that gave the set its name and a duet with Sonny Terry; and five premieres of previously unpublished lyrics from a variety of artists, from contemporaries to younger musicians following in his tradition.

You can stream one of the tracks (via Rolling Stone) with the tracklist
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/07/woody_guthrie_v.html

Ramblin' Jack is Back!

Thanks to everyone who saw Ramblin' Jack Elliott on his whirlwind tour of New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Louisiana - ending in Los Angeles attending his daughter Aiyana's re-release - with the assistance of the Sundance Institute - of the digitally re-mastered "Ballad of Ramblin' Jack" - now available on Netflicks and Amazon platforms.

Happy 4th of July - look for dates in the fall for Ramblin' Jack to come to the mid-west soon! 

News From Frontlines On The Road

Catch up on the latest from Ramblin' Jack's tour-Windy Good Times at the ABQ Folk Festival

The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack Film Remastered Release

The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack film featuring Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and more, is coming in HD! This newly remastered version will be celebrated at the film's premier, June 27th at Cinefamily in Los Angeles. Presented by director Aiyana Elliott, the showing will be followed by a performance from Ramblin' Jack himself! 

Ramblin' Jack is On His Way to Texas & Beyond!

Hey Ramblin' Jack fans !

Jack is on his way on tour to Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Arizona - just check the website for dates - and don't miss him! 

He's also going to attend a screening of his daughter's film "The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack" for it's re-release and then ending the tour in at McCabe's in Santa Monica the 28th.  Safe travels Jack!!

 

'Ballad of Ramblin' Jack Re-Issued This Month & More Tour Dates!

Don't miss the opportunity to see Jack's daughter's newly re-cut and digitally re-mastered

"Ballad of Ramblin' Jack" film on all digital platforms May 20th, 2014. 

See release below and also check out all the new tour dates in May  and June!

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"A loving, affecting documentary.  Throughout Elliott sustains a wistful, funny monologue that imparts his own particular brand of wisdom.  He's a master storyteller, and it's easy to get caught up in the spell of his words."

                                                                                   -  Michael Agger, The New Yorker

Dear Friends, 

When The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack was first released in 2000, it won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance, the Documentary Award at SXSW and the IFP Documentary Achievement Award.  Yet since it's release the film has fallen out of distribution.  Because of the amazing critical acclaim for the film and the many Folk Luminaries who appear in it,  I wanted to create a NEW version that would stand the test of time.  I have just completed a major Restoration which includes New Photographs, Re-Mastered Footage and overall Superior HD IMAGE.  

The Sundance Institute and Cinedigm are re-launching the film for streaming on MAY 20th!  
For the first time ever The Restored Ballad of Ramblin' Jack inow available on iTunes.  Help us preserve this vital film by Passing the Word & Pre-Ordering yours today! 
I was blown away when I unearthed these amazing reviews.   Read em a weep---AE

"A devastating portrait.  Compellingpoignanttouching and acutely perceptive."

 -Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"The deep human element of the film is honestbluesy and full of emotion."

 -Chris Riemenschneider, Austin Chronicle

"Anyone with any feeling for American music should see this film.  Basically everyone should see this film."

 -Jeff Wells, Park City Confidential

"**** (Highest Rating.)  Extraordinary A rich and absorbing chronicle of an iconoclast.  Seamlessly woven with compelling footage is entertaining, and often eloquent commentary.  With humor and honesty, Aiyana Elliott presents both sides of Jack Elliott.  The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack is an important chronicle of American music.  Any audience that craves authenticity, and is frustrated by the synthetic formulas that pass for so much art today, will be invigorated by this entertaining and original film."

-Loren King, Boston Globe

"Excellent!  In The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack the grace of forgiveness shines through with such clarity, with such genuine appeal, you may actually emerge from the theatre a better person.  Don't miss it."

-Jamie Hook, The Seattle Stranger

"Two thumbs up!"

 -Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper,

"***1/2 *.  Extraordinary and remarkably humorous.  Affectionate, honest, vivid."

-Gene Wyatt, Nashville Tennessean

"Dynamic, emotionally compelling and interesting visually.  This movie is so good it hurts, and so hurtful it's funny; but funny in a tragic way, though not too terribly tragic."

-Mike McGonigal, New York Press


"Fascinating.  The home-video footage deliciously captures the folk-revival period."

-Tom Scanlon, Seattle Times

"One of the best documentaries of the year.  Aiyana Elliott has crafted an extraordinary portrait of an American original as well as a beautiful story of a daughter trying to come to terms with her distant father.  An amazing wealth of archival footage,  a film of universal poignancy."

-Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News

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 https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-ballad-of-ramblin-jack/id844627750

Ramblin' Jack at the Freight & Salvage May 1st!!

Don't miss a rare once a year opportunity to see Ramblin' Jack Elliott at The Freight and Salvage on Thursday May 1st !  With his special guests Nell Robinson & Jim Nunnally as well!

Please see press release below on Jack's daughter's re-release of her film "The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack" that will soon be available on all digital platforms (Netflicks and Amazon!) with new footage and an upgraded digital version! 

"A loving, affecting documentary.  Throughout Elliott sustains a wistful, funny monologue that imparts his own particular brand of wisdom.  He's a master storyteller, and it's easy to get caught up in the spell of his words."

 -Michael Agger, The New Yorker

Dear Friends, 

When The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack was first released in 2000, it won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance, the Documentary Award at SXSW and the IFP Documentary Achievement Award.  Yet since it's release the film has fallen out of distribution.  Because of the amazing critical acclaim for the film and the many Folk Luminaries who appear in it,  I wanted to create a NEW version that would stand the test of time.  I have just completed a major Restoration which includes New Photographs, Re-Mastered Footage and overall Superior HD IMAGE.  

The Sundance Institute and Cinedigm are re-launching the film for streaming on MAY 20th!  
For the first time ever The Restored Ballad of Ramblin' Jack inow available on iTunes.  Help us preserve this vital film by Passing the Word & Pre-Ordering yours today! 
I was blown away when I unearthed these amazing reviews.   Read em a weep---AE

"A devastating portrait.  Compellingpoignanttouching and acutely perceptive."

 -Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"The deep human element of the film is honestbluesy and full of emotion."

 -Chris Riemenschneider, Austin Chronicle

"Anyone with any feeling for American music should see this film.  Basically everyone should see this film."

 -Jeff Wells, Park City Confidential

"**** (Highest Rating.)  Extraordinary A rich and absorbing chronicle of an iconoclast.  Seamlessly woven with compelling footage is entertaining, and often eloquent commentary.  With humor and honesty, Aiyana Elliott presents both sides of Jack Elliott.  The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack is an important chronicle of American music.  Any audience that craves authenticity, and is frustrated by the synthetic formulas that pass for so much art today, will be invigorated by this entertaining and original film."

-Loren King, Boston Globe

"Excellent!  In The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack the grace of forgiveness shines through with such clarity, with such genuine appeal, you may actually emerge from the theatre a better person.  Don't miss it."

-Jamie Hook, The Seattle Stranger

"Two thumbs up!"

 -Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper,

"***1/2 *.  Extraordinary and remarkably humorous.  Affectionate, honest, vivid."

-Gene Wyatt, Nashville Tennessean

"Dynamic, emotionally compelling and interesting visually.  This movie is so good it hurts, and so hurtful it's funny; but funny in a tragic way, though not too terribly tragic."

-Mike McGonigal, New York Press


"Fascinating.  The home-video footage deliciously captures the folk-revival period."

-Tom Scanlon, Seattle Times

"One of the best documentaries of the year.  Aiyana Elliott has crafted an extraordinary portrait of an American original as well as a beautiful story of a daughter trying to come to terms with her distant father.  An amazing wealth of archival footage,  a film of universal poignancy."

-Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News

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Spring Is In The Air!

Welcome to Spring - all you Ramblin' fans!!

Jack taking some time off this month - and then on May 1st plays the Freight & Salvage with new pals Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally for the "Seeds & Stories" tour  - and then a rare private house gig with KC Turner in San Francisco May 10th with good friend Donovan "Billy Bob" Walsh opening. 

Ramblin'  Jack will also be doing a benefit in the South Bay for the Victory Ranch folks on May 14th - who are so excited to have him there - have waited patiently for a date - and such a good cause!

Check out these shows and look for more dates at the end of May for the Pacific Northwest in Eugene, Portland and Seattle!   And in June he heads out for a long tour - to a rare 'art space' date in downtown Los Angeles (don't miss this!!) - then on to Tuscon, AZ;  Alq, NM ; Austin, TX;  Houston, TX; Baton Rouge, LA and Prescott, AZ - details to be posted soon...and more to come.

Check the website often.  Mr. Elliott on the move! :)

Ramblin' Jack Valentine Update

Hello Ramblin' Fans ~ 

RJE just got home from his New York and PA swing in the East and is taking some time off and a well deserved rest.   We hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day and we'll be posting some new dates and festival news very soon. 

Check the website often!  Hug the Ones you Love! :) 

 

Ramblin' Jack New Shows for This Year!

Happy New Year to all !   Welcome to 2014 - going to be a great year!

Don't miss Ramblin' Jack Elliott in San Francisco this week-end at the St. Cyrpian's Church at 2097 Turk Street - his annual "opening" for the new year.   8 PM Showtime.

Also, Jack will be at Don Quiote's in Felton, Ca. on January 11th and The Sweetwater in Mill Valley on January 30th.  Should be big fun - and also with Special Guest Nell Robinson opening at these shows!

In February 3, 4, 5 Jack heads to New York as a Special Guest of Albert Lee at The Iridium - for three nights - then he goes on to Phoenixville, PA on February 8th to the Steel City Coffeehouse.  Rare opportunities to see Jack in these historic venues!!