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Dave Van Ronk (June 30, 1936 – February 10, 2002) was a folk singer born in Brooklyn, New York, who settled in Greenwich Village, New York City, and was nicknamed the "Mayor of MacDougal Street."

He was best known as a pioneer of the acoustic blues revival, but his work ranged from old English ballads to Bertolt Brecht, rock, New Orleans jazz, and swing. He was a pioneer of instrumental ragtime guitar, as well as an early supporter of Bob… read more

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  • Avatar for smokingcinema
    gosh he is so good
  • Avatar for ElstonsGun
    he's a fire breathing dragon with a guitar
  • Avatar for Theeboon
    I don't know 'bout you folks but his music is much more interesting and enjoyable to me than that of any succesful folkie from that era (hhrrrnng Bob hurrrrrrrrrr Dylan)
  • Avatar for UprootMusic
    It seems each new artist I discover in my quest winds up to be deceased. Love his music and could listen to him talking all day. Tracking down a copy of his guitar lesson dvd.
  • Avatar for Jeff_Ferguson
    He's the real folksinger.
  • Avatar for OG-Gurda
    don't just listen to one song, he is great
  • Avatar for maurits2711
    "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me" is just stunning.
  • Avatar for Jack492
    Unashamedly only came to know his music after the recent cohen brother's film, but he is a fine folk artist, great find!
  • Avatar for jack_rae
    Thanks Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Avatar for ninjabilli
    Like terrellatrophy I too read about him in Dylan's Chronicles. Watched Inside Llewyn Davis last night, good film but nothing like the man. This guy is the real deal.

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