As a 14-year-old, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott learned to play guitar when he ran away from home to join the rodeo—and he hasn’t put it down since. A friend of Woody Guthrie, by 1969 he was on the Johnny Cash Show. The friends he influenced include Cash, Tom Waits, the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones. After generations of making timeless country folk music, Ramblin’ Jack plays a low-key performance on Sunday, Nov. 24, at Hopmonk Tavern. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 7:30pm. $25. 415.892.6200.