At 83 years old, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is one of the last living great American folk troubadours. A student of Woody Guthrie and a cited influence of Bob Dylan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott recorded his first album in 1958 and was awarded his first Grammy in 1995. In early 2014 legendary country-guitarist Albert Lee celebrated his 70th birthday at the Canyon Club and a number of friends and artists showed up to perform including Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.
The Albert Lee 70th birthday celebration featured a number of performers who have collaborated with Albert Lee throughout the years. Each performer generally performed three or four songs, usually with Albert Lee sitting in on at least one song. In addition to Ramblin’ Jack Elliott,
other performers at this event included Peter Asher, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell.
Sharing the stage with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott during this performance was violinist Scarlet Rivera. Rivera is a storied session violin player who is most notable for performing on Bob Dylan’s 1975 album Desire. Ramblin’ Jack Elliott first performed with Scarlet Rivera when they were both performers during Bob Dylan’s infamous Rolling Thunder Revue.
Unfortunately a set list from this performance is unavailable.