Williams, Elizabeth Cotton, Dave Van Ronk, Ramblin’ Jack and Taj Mahal.
“During that time and since then I have searched out and created my own repertoire. I have collected world music for 40 years- since before it was called World Music.”
After several decades of travelling and playing anywhere he could, including busking on the streets, Baby Gramps found he had some well-placed fans in Hollywood, and he was invited to record a few songs for Rogues Gallery: “Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys,” a 2006 album that Gore Verbinksi and Johnny Depp put together after working on the second “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie.
The success of the record led to an invitation to perform his song “Cape Cod Girls” on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” where Baby Gramps was more enamored with the history of the studio than all of the hoopla surrounding the album and movies.