Ramblin' Jack Elliott with The Rolling Patches RevueMagic Marc Presents after Woody Guthrie and before Bob Dylan, there was Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Five-time Grammy-Award Nominee, and winner of Grammy-Awards for Best Traditional Folk Album (1995) for South Coast, and for Best Traditional Blues Album (2009) for A Stranger Here, and awarded the National Medal of the Arts (1998), with President Bill Clinton proclaiming "In giving new life to our most valuable musical traditions, Ramblin' Jack has himself become an American treasure."
Appearing at The Cedar for one night only, and in his first local appearance in many years, one of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt and well over 50 years of Ramblin' the world, Ramblin' Jack Elliott is considered one of the country's legendary foundations of folk music.
Long before every kid in America wanted to play guitar--before Elvis, the Beatles or Led Zeppelin--Ramblin' Jack had picked it up and was passing it along. From Johnny Cash to Tom Waits, Beck to Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder to Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead to the Rolling Stones, they all pay homage to Ramblin' Jack Elliott.
"Nobody I know--and I mean nobody--has covered more ground and made more friends and sung more songs than the fellow you are 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 (1969).
The Rolling Patches Revue and Special Guests open the show with Slim Dunlap, Dan Israel, Terry Walsh, Jim Walsh, James Loney, Gene Lafond, Larry Long, Paul Metsa, Kevin Odegard, Tommy Tousey, Terry Eason and Gretchen Seichrist all paying tribute with songs and poems to the King of the Folksingers!
Do not miss this once in a lifetime event!
Tickets are on sale now from the Cedar Ticketline (612-338-2674 ext 2), from a hardworking Cedar volunteer in the front lobby during shows, from Cedar outlets (Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, Homestead Pickin' Parlor and Irish on Grand), and online at Ticketweb.
This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.