He's Ramblin' Erik James and - no - he doesn't mind if you bust him on lifting Ramblin' Jack Elliott's nickname. Jack Elliott, along with Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, are two of Erik James' major influences. Besides, the Ramblin' part is true. Erik does ramble, by thumb, from coast to coast, gathering stories of people he meets along the way. Erik James performed live in IPR's Studio A.