"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 Show, 1969
It's an endearment that has stuck close to the iconic Jack Elliott throughout his career, and ten years after that moment, we find the original ramblin' troubadour on the receiving end of yet further applause at the legendary Keystone Palo Alto. Before the onset of Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, or Led Zeppelin, Ramblin' Jack Elliott had picked it up and passed it along. From Johnny Cash to Tom Waits and Bonnie Raitt, endless icons pay homage to Elliott, the greatest living, ramblin' troubadour who carries the seeds of story and song from one generation to the next. This performance allows another invaluable insight into not only his musical career, but also his life, and it would be impossible to imagine anyone not wanting to share in it. Klondike proudly presents the entire original KFAT-FM broadcast of Ramblin' Jack Elliott's performance at the Keystone Club, Palo Alto, CA, on November 12, 1979. Professionally remastered original FM broadcast with background liners and rare archival photos. A rare delight for fans of real roots music.