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Author Topic: Dave Van Ronk  (Read 351 times)

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Offline MarkC

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Dave Van Ronk
« on: February 10, 2022, 09:52:22 AM »
Dave Van Ronk died 20 years ago today. I was fortunate to have taken lessons with him in the mid 80s. A very talented and interesting man. If you haven’t read his autobiography “The Mayor of MacDougal Street” (written with and completed by Elijah Wald), I highly recommend it.




Offline jphauser

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Re: Dave Van Ronk
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2022, 05:59:01 PM »
It's one of the most entertaining music-related books I've ever read.   Dave was a heck of a storyteller.  The book has a great story about Dylan and "House of the Rising Sun."  And the one about Brownie McGhee and "Sportin' Life Blues" makes me smile every time I think of it.  How lucky you are to have known him!

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