From The Archive

Trolling through the archive today putting together a playlist for the upcoming release of Ash grove music on Concert Vault and was consumed by a Ramblin’ Jack Elliot set from 1963. dsc_13702I was initially looking for all the different versions of the The Talking Blues the Ash Grove has to offer. Merle Travis, Sam Hinton, Doc Watson and others all bring something unique to the style arguably invented and certaintly popularized by Woody Guthrie. But Jack Elliot does it with such ease and honesty that you’d think he was making it up right there on the spot. It’s exactly that sort of lack of affectation that made the Ash Grove the sort of place it was. A place where all kinds of people flocked to share and share in the authentic culture of others. Look for Jack’s version next week on Concert Vault

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Published in: on April 13, 2009 at 10:35 pm  Leave a Comment  
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