Ramblin' Jack Elliott is one of folk music's most
enduring legends. An influence on everyone from Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger to the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead, Elliott used his charismatic cowboy image to bring his love of folk music to one generation after another. On A Stranger Here, Elliott takes on depression era blues songs that have a particular resonance in these turbulent times. With his world scarred voice wrapped around these dark songs of
dark days, Elliott has made his masterpiece, an album at once elegiac and defiant, that can stand beside great late career recordings by master singers like Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. With the fantastically sympathetic producer Joe Henry at the board, Ramblin
Jack delivers the album his legend has always
deserved, and finally proves not just that he is a great folk singer, but a great American singer.