Living Legend, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott Coming to The Alberta Rose

 

Photo by Peter Sloane

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, mentor of Bob Dylan and traveling companion of Woody Guthrie returns to the Alberta Rose. One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over forty albums under his belt, Elliott is considered one of the country’s legendary foundations of folk music. He learned the blues first-hand from Leadbelly, Mississippi John Hurt, Reverend Gary Davis, Big Bill Broonzy, Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry, Jesse Fuller and Champion Jack Dupree. In the tradition of roving troubadours he 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. 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.Wednesday, March 27, 8:00 pm. $25.00 advance at Ticketbiscuit.com, $30.00 at the door. Minors okay when accompanied by parent or guardian.