Dave Van Ronk

Dave Van Ronk

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dave Van Ronk (June 30, 1936 - February 10, 2002) was an American folk singer, born in Brooklyn, New York, who settled in Greenwich Village, New York, and was eventually nicknamed the "Mayor of MacDougal Street" . He was an important figure in the acoustic folk revival of the 1960s. His work ranged from old English ballads to Bertolt Brecht, blues, gospel, rock, New Orleans jazz, and swing. He was also known for performing instrumental ragtime guitar music, especially his transcription of St. Louis Tickle and Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag.Dave Van Ronk was regarded as the friendly uncle of Greenwich Village, presiding over the coffeehouse folk culture and acting as a friend to many up and coming artists, inspiring, aiding and promoting them. Folk performers whom he befriended included Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Patrick Sky, Phil Ochs, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Joni Mitchell.show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 299g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135870017
  • 9786135870015