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”
“The Pilgrim—Chapter 33”
“One of the finest pickers and entertainers I have ever heard on any stage.”
Posted on November 4, 2012 at 5:30pm — 11 Comments
By Sandy Carter
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.
Posted on July 29, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment
By Sandy Carter
Posted on July 1, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments
by Sandy Carter
In the last two decades, the image of Elvis Presley has been so thoroughly obfuscated by myth and parody, it is near impossible to recall his life and music without bringing to mind the ridiculous and tragic figure he had become by the time of his death.
With that in mind, Peter Guralnick's two-volume biography, Last Train To Memphis: The Rise Of Elvis Presley (Little, Brown, 1995) and the recently published Careless Love: The Unmaking…Continue
Posted on April 27, 2012 at 9:30am