Jack Elliott Poster

Trivia (5)

Father of Aiyana Elliott

He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1998 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.

He is a folk singer and songwriter.

His parents wanted him to become a doctor. He ran away from home when he was 15 and joined a rodeo, but his parents brought him back.

He taught himself to play guitar. He met Woody Guthrie and became his student. He later became a mentor to Arlo Guthrie and Bob Dylan.