The Grammy nomination was well deserved for "I Stand Alone," the studio album that Ramblin' Jack Elliott cut with Tony Brooke as engineer. Jack's raw tracks were recorded at Al Jardine's Red Barn Studios in Big Sur, CA in July 2005. The album was a 2006 Grammy Nominee for Best Traditional Folk Album. Jack didn't win (Bruce Springsteen's album of Pete Seeger songs was strong competition), but going to the Grammys gave Jack a few more engaging stories to tell.
For more on this project and to hear tracks, see its entry in the Silent Way Discography.
On April 6th 2012, Tony Brooke recorded Ramblin' Jack again, with Dan Hicks and an all-star lineup performing at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco in honor of Dan's 70th birthday. The show featured Dan playing with special guests Maria Muldaur, Rickie Lee Jones, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, David Grisman, John Hammond Jr., Ray Benson (of Asleep at the Wheel), Van Dyke Parks, Harry Shearer (of Spinal Tap and The Simpsons), Roy Rogers, Tuck and Patti, Bruce Forman, Jim Kweskin, and The Home Town Boys.
Ramblin' Jack was also recorded by the Silent Way team at the 2006 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.