The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454.
Saturday, June 19th, 2010. Doors open at 7 pm/Show begins at 8 pm. Tickets: $28 Advance, $30 Day of Show.
Ramblin' Jack Elliott with The Rolling Patches Revue and Special Guests.
Magic Marc Productions (http://www.magicmarcproductions.com) presents "After Woody Guthrie and Before Bob Dylan, There Was Ramblin' Jack Elliott."
Five-time Grammy-Award Nominee, Grammy-Award, Best Traditional Folk Album, 1995 South Coast, Grammy-Award, Best Traditional Blues Album, 2009 A Stranger Here and National Medal of the Arts, 1998 President Bill Clinton proclaiming "In giving new life to our most valuable musical traditions, Ramblin' Jack has himself become an American treasure."
Welcome for one night only and first local appearance in over 15 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 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.
Mean Mama Blues by Ernest Tubb (1942)
There's lots of mean women on almost any street
Lord there's lots of mean women on almost any street
But I've got the meanest Mama that ever walked on two feet
That gal is so low down I often wonder why
Lord she's so low down I often wonder why
That she keeps on living I guess she's to mean to die
Now you trifling women always say you love your man
Lord you trifling women always say you love your man
And when he goes out the front door the back door lets a new man in
Now there's two things in this world I don't understand
Lord there's two things in this world that I don't understand
One of them is a woman the other ones a man
I'm gonna buy me a pistol I'll think I'll get a 44
Gonna buy me a pistol I'll think I'll get a 44
And when I get through shooting that girl won't step no more