I was fascinated by the way Woody sang without any fancy embellishments or histrionics like some of our pop singers. He was totally real and natural and telling it like it is, not putting in a lot of false grunts and groans for the ladies in the balcony.

Jack Elliott interview by Bruce Sylvester in Goldmine. July 4, 2020

Jack sounds more like me than I do.

Woody Guthrie

Jack Elliott with Woody Guthrie at Washington Square Park, 1954.