Recording since the late 1950s, folk legend Ramblin' Jack Elliott has influenced everyone from Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger to the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones. Elliot's gritty sound carried American folk music to a new generation. The self-made cowboy from Brooklyn wandered the states with idol Woody Guthrie early in the 1950s and appeared with Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue in the 1970s. A master storyteller and enduring personality, Elliot has befriended musicians of all genres, recording and performing with the likes of Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen. His latest album, The Long Ride, was released in 1999.