Jan 21: Grammy Winner Ramblin' Jack Elliott Cowboys-Up to Cyprian's
For SF Live Arts, the concert year begins with a performance that only Ramblin’ Jack Elliott can deliver. He “sings the blues as only he can” after a close association with more of the big-name blues artists than you might recall – Leadbelly, Mississippi John Hurt, Reverend Gary Davis, Son House, Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, Furry Lewis, and Big Bill Broonzy.
Ramblin’ Jack was the last musical partner of Woody Guthrie, he mentored Bob Dylan, and is considered the “sonic grandfather of just about every scruffy-voiced folksinger in the Western world.” Nominated five times for Grammy awards, he claimed one in 2009 for Best Traditional Blues Album after taking it in 1998 for Best Traditional Folk Album. Before that, in 1995, he received the National Medal of Arts.
Cyprian’s is honored – no, we’re Cowboy-Up! Ready and excited – to host Ramblin’ Jack Elliott for his annual visit to San Francisco.
Try to catch the award-winning film The Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack for the story of the man who shaped and celebrated the great folk traditions and then be sure to make Cyprian’s a must-stop for this amazing performer. Vikki Lee, the Americana/Country/Rockabilly sensation opens the concert.
Ramblin' Jack Elliott with opener Vikki Lee
Doors open 7:30 pm, performance begins at 8pm
Cyprian's, 2097 Turk St. at Lyon
$20 adv/$22 door; $18 for kids, seniors, and students with ID
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Check Getting to Cyprian's above for bus lines (with a stop across the street) and off-street parking options. Secure bike parking provided on site.
Refreshments for sale and you can drink in the church.
Ramblin' Jack Elliott appears at Cyprian's as part of the SF Live Arts Music Series.