Ratso: Stubborn Heart

folkradio.co.uk - 04-09


Born Larry Sloman, it was while he was covering Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour in 1975 that, considerably worse the wear from drink, drugs and lack of sleep that he stumbled out of his battered car to be spotted by Joan Baez who immediately dubbed him Ratso on account of him reminding her of Dustin Hoffman’s character in Midnight Cowboy. The name stuck.