Album Cover
A Stranger Here--Grammy, Best Traditional Blues!
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Released: Apr 7, 09
Label: Anti-Epitaph
Track Listing
1 Rising High Water Blues
2 Death Don't Have No Mercy
3 Rambler's Blues
4 Soul of a Man
5 Richland Women Blues
6 Grinnin' in Your Face"
7 The New Strangers Blues
8 Falling Down Blues
9 How Long Blues
10 Please Remember Me

Liner Notes


Ramblin' Jack Elliott sings the blues as only he can. Jack has always included blues as part of his repertoire since his earliest days.  And he knew or performed with many of the original blues men who composed the songs for this album.

Leadbelly, Mississippi John Hurt, Reverend Gary Davis, Son House, Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, Furry Lewis, Big Bill Broonzy and more.

On A Stranger Here, Ramblin’ Jack teams up with ANTI artist and prolific producer Joe Henry. Joe brings together a team of incredible musicians, including David Hildago of Los Lobos and Van Dyke Parks with true gritty roots arrangements. The result is Jack's most well rounded and expansive album yet.

Jack is again, the living connection between America’s cultural past and present, linking blues and folk, white and black roots music, steeped in his unshakable reverence for American folk culture.


Wall Street Journal Interview: 'A Cultural Conversation With Ramblin' Jack'
Wall Street Journal
Diving Into Deep Blues Ramblin' Jack Elliott, last musical partner of Woody Guthrie, mentor and model for young Bob Dylan, and sonic grandfather of just about every scruffy-voiced folksinger in the Western world, is now 77 and has just undergone some needed hip-replacement surgery. Unlike most people at that point in life, and well past 50 years in a performing career, he not only has a new CD, "A Stranger Here," out today on Anti-Records, but it's a release that marks a whole new turn in his repertoire -- toward the hard, "deep" blues of the Depression era. [Read More...]
Ramblin' Jack Elliott - A Stranger Here
Boston Phoenix
" early nominee for folk album of the year...." A Four Star Review! [Read More...]