Ramblin’ Jack



I’ll be thinking of my friend Jack this coming week in Elko, Nevada, one of the first hands I shook at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in 1989, as we waited to get our schedule of sessions, poetry and song. I had to introduce myself, having watched him perform at the Ashgrove many times in the late 60s. Our direct link to Woody Guthrie and the pure heart of the working man, he’s been magically expressing himself on stage for over 60 years.



WPC — “Express Yourself”


11 responses to “Ramblin’ Jack

  1. Looks like Jack keeps himself busy. I’m going to have to see him when he’s in my neighborhood!

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  2. A very well done portrait.

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  3. I really like this.


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  4. say hello to him from a friend of mine, Jim Rider, who played many stages with him – and maybe you’ll see Ian Tyson, who wrote some many great songs, among them Four Strong Winds…

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  5. agent provocateur

    Reblogged this on Nevada State Personnel Watch.


  6. Now I have to get out my Woody discs an’ give ’em a spin again. Is Jack on CD?


  7. Is he OK?


  8. Well…this makes sense..I figured you for a cowboy poet…you’ve been living that dream for some time then. Nice photo of your friend too. 🙂


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