The Mayor of MacDougal Street: A Memoir

The Mayor of MacDougal Street: A Memoir

Elijah Wald, Dave Van Ronk


Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002) used to be one of many founding figures of the Nineteen Sixties folks revival, yet he used to be excess of that. A pioneer of recent acoustic blues, an outstanding songwriter and arranger, a robust singer, and essentially the most influential guitarists of the '60s, he was once additionally a fabulous storyteller, a peerless musical historian, and the most quotable figures at the Village scene. The Mayor of MacDougal Street is a first-hand account by way of a huge participant within the social and musical historical past of the '50s and '60s. It gains encounters with younger stars-to-be like Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs, and Joni Mitchell, in addition to older luminaries like Reverend Gary Davis, Mississippi John harm, and Odetta. colourful, hilarious, and fascinating, The Mayor of MacDougal Street is a banquet for someone drawn to the tune, politics, and spirit of a innovative interval in American culture</Div>

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