(((folkYEAH!))) presents Ramblin' Jack Elliott w/special guests Dirk Powell & Rainy Eyes

Thu Sep 23 2021

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Moe's Alley

1535 Commercial Way Santa Cruz, CA 95065

$35 / $40

Ages 21+

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**Note: Until further notice, we will require proof of vaccination OR a negative test within 48 hours of the show for entry. Masks will also be required when indoors at Moe's. 

Acceptable forms of proof:

• Vaccination Record Card
• CA state QR code - https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov
• Picture of vaccination card that matches ID
• Negative test confirmation from an authorized testing facility that matches ID

Thank you! 
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This is a special engagement with one of the legends of country and folk music. You don't want to miss this one! 

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’re 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, The Johnny Cash Television Show 1969

One  of  the  last  true  links  to  the  great  folk  traditions  of  this  country,  with  over  40  albums  under  his  belt,  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,  Dylan,  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.  In  the  tradition  of  roving  troubadours  Jack  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.

 

(((folkYEAH!))) presents Ramblin' Jack Elliott w/special guests Dirk Powell & Rainy Eyes

  • Ramblin' Jack Elliott

    Ramblin' Jack Elliott

    Country

    One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt, 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, Dylan, 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. In the tradition of roving troubadours Jack 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. He was a brilliant entertainer....Most folk musicians waited for you to come to them, Jack went out and grabbed you.

    "He was the King of the Folksingers"~ Bob Dylan, Chronicles: Volume One .

    There are no degrees of separation between Jack and the real thing. He is the guy who ran away from his Brooklyn home at fourteen to join the rodeo and learned his guitar from a cowboy. In 1950, he met Woody Guthrie, moved in with the Guthrie family and traveled with Woody to California and Florida, from the redwood forests to the Gulf Stream waters. Jack became so enthralled with the life and composer of This Land Is Your Land, The Dust Bowl Ballads, and a wealth of children's songs that he completely absorbed the inflections and mannerisms, leading Guthrie to remark, "Jack sounds more like me than I do." In 1954, along with folksinging pals Frank Robinson and Guy Carawan, Jack journeyed south through Appalachia, Nashville and to New Orleans to hear authentic American country music. He later made this the basis for his talking song, 912 Greens.

    In 1955 Jack married and traveled to Europe, bringing his genuine American folk, cowboy and blues repertoire and his guitar virtuosity, inspiring a new generation of budding British rockers, from Mick Jagger to Eric Clapton. When he returned to America in 1961, he met another young folksinger, Bob Dylan at Woody Guthrie's bedside, and mentored Bob.

    Jack has continued as an inspiration for every roots-inspired performer since. Along the way he learned the blues first-hand from Leadbelly, Mississippi John Hurt, the Reverend Gary Davis, Big Bill Broonzy, Brownie Mcghee and Sonny Terry, Jesse Fuller and Champion Jack Dupree. He has recorded forty albums; wrote one of the first trucking songs, Cup of Coffee, recorded by Johnny Cash; championed the works of new singer-songwriters, from Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson to Tim Hardin; became a founding member of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue; and continued the life of the traveling troubadour influencing Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Tom Russell The Grateful Dead and countless others.

    In 1995, Ramblin' Jack received his first of four Grammy nominations and the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album, for South Coast (Red House Records). In 1998, President Bill Clinton awarded Jack the National Medal of the Arts, proclaiming, "In giving new life to our most valuable musical traditions, Ramblin' Jack has himself become an American treasure." In 2000, Jack's daughter, filmmaker, Aiyana Elliott produced and directed The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack, her take on Jack's life and their fragile relationship, winning a Special Jury Prize from the Sundance Film Festival.

    Through it all — though agents, managers, wives and recording companies have tried — Jack resisted being molded into a commercial commodity. He played his shows without a written set list or including any songs that did not ring with his gut feeling of what mattered to him. Ramblin' Jack's life of travels, performances and recordings is a testament to the America of lore, a giant land of struggle, hard luck and sometimes even of good fortune. Ramblin' Jack takes us to places that spur us on to the romance and passion of life in the tunes and voices of real people. At seventy-seven, Ramblin' Jack is still on the road, still seeking those people, places, songs and stories that are hand-crafted, wreaking of wood and canvas, cowhide and forged metal. You'll find him in the sleek lines of a long haul semi-truck, in the rigging of an old sailing ship, in the smell of a fine leather saddle.

    Better yet, find him in your local concert hall or on one of his many albums on iTunes or Amazon.

  • Dirk Powell & Rainy Eyes

    Dirk Powell & Rainy Eyes

    Folk

    Dirk Powell
    Dirk Powell is a musician with deep roots in several rural American styles, particularly Appalachian and Cajun music. He learned banjo and fiddle from his grandfather in Kentucky and has a longstanding connection to Louisiana, where he has lived since the early 1990s. He has performed and recorded with musicians such as Joan Baez, Jack White, Loretta Lynn, and Levon Helm, and contributed to films such as “Cold Mountain” and “In the Electric Mist.” Dirk’s original songs and records have had an international impact. He performs regularly on fiddle, button accordion, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and piano, while singing a soulful mix of original and traditional songs. Dirk toured with Eric Clapton in 2016 and was featured on Eric's album, "I Still Do."

    Rainy Eyes
    Rainy Eyes is a Norwegian-born singer-songwriter whose unique, soulful sound can best be described as Dreamy Folk Americana. She spent the last decade in the San Francisco Bay Area but now resides in the culturally fertile ground of Lafayette, Louisiana. Irena has toured internationally and recorded with artists such as Peter Rowan, Willie Watson, and Dirk Powell. Her award-winning music program for children, Little Folkies, which features over 70 original songs and direct hands-on teaching for children, is expanding to an international online platform in the current climate. Irena brings an honesty and direct intention to her music that resonates with audiences around the globe

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(((folkYEAH!))) presents Ramblin' Jack Elliott w/special guests Dirk Powell & Rainy Eyes

Thu Sep 23 2021 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Moe's Alley Santa Cruz CA
(((folkYEAH!))) presents Ramblin' Jack Elliott w/special guests Dirk Powell & Rainy Eyes

$35 / $40 Ages 21+

**Note: Until further notice, we will require proof of vaccination OR a negative test within 48 hours of the show for entry. Masks will also be required when indoors at Moe's. 

Acceptable forms of proof:

• Vaccination Record Card
• CA state QR code - https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov
• Picture of vaccination card that matches ID
• Negative test confirmation from an authorized testing facility that matches ID

Thank you! 
-------------

This is a special engagement with one of the legends of country and folk music. You don't want to miss this one! 

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’re 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, The Johnny Cash Television Show 1969

One  of  the  last  true  links  to  the  great  folk  traditions  of  this  country,  with  over  40  albums  under  his  belt,  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,  Dylan,  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.  In  the  tradition  of  roving  troubadours  Jack  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.

 

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