Ramblin' Jack Elliott weaves amazing stories in and out of song, sharing stream-of-consciousness nuggets from the richly checkered career that he launched the day he ran away from home at age 14 to join Colonel Jim Eskew's Rodeo. After several detours, Jack ended up at the side of Woody Guthrie, learning the craft that made him a leading figure in folk music, influencing a generation of musicians.
During his years on the road Jack also spent time with many luminaries, from Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and Phil Ochs to Jack Kerouac and Alan Ginsberg—and he's got stories about them all.
In 1996 Jack won a Grammy for his album, South Coast, and in 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts. More recently, he is the subject of The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack, a critically acclaimed documentary film directed by his daughter, Aiyana. His latest album, I Stand Alone (Anti), showcases Jack's soulful interpretations of classic and modern tunes.