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Celebrating Pete Seeger

April 1998Our songs are like you and me, the product of a long human chain… —Pete SeegerEver since the radical tradition of American folk music incubated in the 1930s, a loosely defined, loosely tied "folk music community" has inspired strains of popular music linked to radical politics and struggles for social justice. In musical forms such as blues, gospel, work songs, traditional ballads and old-time country sounds, left-wing musicians, and activists have discovered and cultivated authentic…See More
Feb 1
Sandy Carter posted a blog post

Celebrating Pete Seeger

April 1998Our songs are like you and me, the product of a long human chain… —Pete SeegerEver since the radical tradition of American folk music incubated in the 1930s, a loosely defined, loosely tied "folk music community" has inspired strains of popular music linked to radical politics and struggles for social justice. In musical forms such as blues, gospel, work songs, traditional ballads and old-time country sounds, left-wing musicians, and activists have discovered and cultivated authentic…See More
Jan 28
Mark Ross commented on Sandy Carter's blog post 'Ramblin' With Jack Elliott -- Austin, Texas 1972'
"I've know Jack for about 45 years.  When I opened for him up in Montana, after dinner we were sitting around the apartment and he would reach up and grab books off of my book shelf, and read me passages from them.  When he'd tell…"
Nov 28, 2013
Caio Prestes Goes Rocha commented on Sandy Carter's blog post 'Ramblin' With Jack Elliott -- Austin, Texas 1972'
"Beautiful, thanks a lot for sharing. I so wish I'll still get to see the man perform."
Nov 10, 2012
michael allen commented on Sandy Carter's blog post 'Ramblin' With Jack Elliott -- Austin, Texas 1972'
"truth. even his last cd of blues standards has interesting reinventions."
Nov 9, 2012
Chuck Guest commented on Sandy Carter's blog post 'Ramblin' With Jack Elliott -- Austin, Texas 1972'
"He is the most generous legend I've ever met. My writing partner and I wrote a song about Willie Nelson. So when Jack and my friend are on Willie's bus during a recent tour, Jack said, "Hey, Willie, you've gotta hear this…"
Nov 9, 2012
Mark Grissom commented on Sandy Carter's blog post 'Ramblin' With Jack Elliott -- Austin, Texas 1972'
"I have always said that hearing "912 Greens St." in the 60's is one of the reasons I now live in New Orleans. It was just so evocative."
Nov 9, 2012
Kathryn Elich commented on Sandy Carter's blog post 'Ramblin' With Jack Elliott -- Austin, Texas 1972'
"Enjoyable way to start the morning, listening  & watching the videos above  of Jack Elliott on this page. Thanks Easy Ed for putting them up."
Nov 9, 2012
Spencer Lewis commented on Sandy Carter's blog post 'Ramblin' With Jack Elliott -- Austin, Texas 1972'
"Mark's post concurs"
Nov 9, 2012
kj miller commented on Sandy Carter's blog post 'Ramblin' With Jack Elliott -- Austin, Texas 1972'
"saw jack years ago at Engine House 9 in Tacoma.  he appeared in  fire fighter regalia."
Nov 9, 2012
Mark Ross commented on Sandy Carter's blog post 'Ramblin' With Jack Elliott -- Austin, Texas 1972'
"Utah Phillips once said to me that Jack was the best flatpicker in the country.  Not because he played the most notes, but because every note he played was exactly where it was supposed to be."
Nov 9, 2012
Spencer Lewis commented on Sandy Carter's blog post 'Ramblin' With Jack Elliott -- Austin, Texas 1972'
"The greatest part of No Depression is reading articles like these; beautifully researched and written. I owe a lot as a player when he greatly influenced my own cross-flatpicking guitar style as Elliott was a flat-pickers flat-picker. Yet it his…"
Nov 9, 2012
Easy Ed commented on Sandy Carter's blog post 'Ramblin' With Jack Elliott -- Austin, Texas 1972'
"Pretty fabulous clip here" But I think I like this one even better: "
Nov 9, 2012
A blog post by Sandy Carter was featured

Ramblin' With Jack Elliott -- Austin, Texas 1972

Jack Elliott is an extremely rare individual. As troubadours go, he is a legend. As a human being, he is an enigma. He represents many things to many people, but most of all he stands as one of the last of a unique breed of American male—the professional rambler.“He’s a walking contradictionPartly truth and partly fiction”Kris Kristofferson“The Pilgrim—Chapter 33”“One of the finest pickers and entertainers I have ever heard on any stage.”Pete SeegerThe Incomplete Folksinger“He has been more…See More
Nov 7, 2012
Sandy Carter posted a blog post

Ramblin' With Jack Elliott -- Austin, Texas 1972

Jack Elliott is an extremely rare individual. As troubadours go, he is a legend. As a human being, he is an enigma. He represents many things to many people, but most of all he stands as one of the last of a unique breed of American male—the professional rambler.“He’s a walking contradictionPartly truth and partly fiction”Kris Kristofferson“The Pilgrim—Chapter 33”“One of the finest pickers and entertainers I have ever heard on any stage.”Pete SeegerThe Incomplete Folksinger“He has been more…See More
Nov 4, 2012
Paul Wilner commented on Sandy Carter's blog post 'The Legacy of Phil Ochs'
"Lovely piece on Phil, Sandy, many thanks. One quibble, on the inevitable Dylan/Ochs disagreements. No question Bob behaved poorly to Phil early on (kicking him out of the limo was definitely uncool), but they later reconciled, and my feeling is that…"
Aug 1, 2012

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Sandy Carter's Blog

Celebrating Pete Seeger

April 1998

Our songs are like you and me, the product of a long human chain…

—Pete Seeger

Ever since the radical tradition of American folk music incubated in

the 1930s, a loosely defined, loosely tied "folk music community" has inspired

strains of popular music linked to radical politics and struggles for social justice. In

musical forms such as blues, gospel, work songs, traditional ballads and old-time country

sounds, left-wing musicians, and…

Continue

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 2:30pm

Ramblin' With Jack Elliott -- Austin, Texas 1972

Jack Elliott is an extremely rare individual. As troubadours go, he is a legend. As a human being, he is an enigma. He represents many things to many people, but most of all he stands as one of the last of a unique breed of American male—the professional rambler.

“He’s a walking contradiction

Partly truth and partly fiction”

Kris Kristofferson

“The Pilgrim—Chapter 33”

“One of the finest pickers and entertainers I have ever heard on any stage.”

Pete…

Continue

Posted on November 4, 2012 at 5:30pm — 11 Comments

The Legacy of Phil Ochs

By Sandy Carter

November 1997

In the past three decades, the turbulent era known as "the 1960s" has been so worked over by the mainstream media that its become almost impossible to recall that these were years in which all of society's fundamental relations of power were being questioned and assaulted. Not by everyone. But by a very vocal, idealistic, activist minority. It was this portion of the "60s generation" that the songs of Phil Ochs represented and inspired.

With…

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Posted on July 29, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Talking With Greg Brown

By Sandy Carter

January 1998

With his craggy, expressive baritone voice set against an earthy, broad strain of sonic Americana (blues, country, gospel, folk, rock, and jazz), Greg Brown delivers portraits of small town America infused with all the little telling details and everyday emotions of ordinary…
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Posted on July 1, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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