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Wednesday music picks: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Heartless Bastards

Peter Blackstock

Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 10, 2014

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott at Cactus Cafe. “They don’t call him Ramblin’ Jack because he travels around a lot,” the old saw goes about Elliott’s penchant for long-winded stories. It’s remarkable, though, that he does still travel around a lot at age 82, giving audiences a chance to hear a living legend of folk music whose history is intertwined with giants such as Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. Heck, no lesser than Guy Clark wrote a song about him. $30. 8 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. — P.B.

Also: Blues on the Green showcases garage rockers Heartless Bastards and singer-songwriter Dana Falconberry at a free Zilker Park show. … Nina Diaz, lead singer of Girl in a Coma, starts her three-week solo residency at the Belmont. … Indianapolis indie rockers Margot & the Nuclear So and Sos play Red 7. … Mikal Cronin’s tour guitarist Chad Ubovich fronts the Meatbodies at the Mohawk.