Hi folks, I hope I don't duplicate something that has been post here earlier. I had this through a mailing list. I hesistate to send it, as I don't like to bring bas news, but I must say that I'm very shocked by the news.
"Dear friends and colleagues in the folk radio world: Our good friend Dave Van Ronk was recently diagnosed with malignant colon cancer, and will undergo surgery this coming Wednesday. Please hold him in your thoughts and prayers. More concretely, anyone who is able to assist him financially, or to ask their listeners to send contributions, is encouraged to do so, Dave does have medical insurance to pay for the surgery itself. However, the hardest hit is in loss of income. He has had to cancel all his gigs through the end of the year and the loss of that income and the accompanying CD sales at gigs has left him strapped. Please feel free to announce the following address to which donations may be sent. Checks should be made payable to Dave Van Ronk and ailed to
Dave Van Ronk c/o Folklore Productions
1671 Appian Way
Santa Monica CS 90401`"