Garrick Rawlings is an Americana artist born in Wichita Kansas, raised in Sturgis, Michigan, then Kalamazoo, LaGrange, Indiana, on to Chicago, Southern California, and now Prescott, Arizona. Rawlings began as a hard rock electric guitar player emulating the high energy rock out of Detroit then fell in love with the blues in Chicago. A move out west to play some rock and roll in L.A. somehow evolved into becoming folk legend, National Medal of Honor and Grammy award winning Ramblin’ Jack Elliott’s road manager, opener and sidekick for a few years; evolving into a singer/songwriter solo artist in the process. Elliott is widely regarded as the link between Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. While in L.A., G.R. had the good fortune of getting to know and open shows for world-class songwriters/guitarists Dave Alvin and Rick Shea, some of the best California has to offer. A Garrick Rawlings show is best described as Neil Young & Johnny Cash meet the MC5 riding horseback through the desert chasing Woody, Ramblin’ Jack, Townes Van Zandt, Led Zeppelin, Tom Russell, John Prine, Guy Clark and a mariachi band at some obscure and magnificent raging campfire.