One of the great American musical treasures, Elliott has been an undeniably influential figure in American music. He developed his voice under the tutelage of Woody Guthrie, was a fixture of the Greenwich Village scene, and was a mentor to an up-and-coming Bob Dylan, who was often mistakenly dubbed the "son of Jack Elliott." Elliott's dramatic life story was recently documented in a new literary biography entitled "Ramblin' Jack Elliott: The Never-Ending Highway."
On A Stranger Here, Elliott teamed with producer Henry (who has just finished working with another musical legend in Mose Allison) to explore a set of depression era blues songs in a deeply personal and innovate style with assistance from a cadre of talented musicians including Van Dyke Parks and David Hidalgo (Los Lobos).
Elliott's Grammy win is a deserved gesture of appreciation from his industry peers and a further testament to Ramblin' Jack Elliott's lasting and continuing mark on the world of music.