I interviewed him my second or third year as a journalist, in the early 1980s. I described his voice as 'whiskey over gravel' and I simply fell in love with him. Soulful, bawdy, haunted. Scrumptiously textured singing.
I have his "Inside Dave Van Ronk" cd here on my desk and was just looking at it yesterday afternoon. The last cut on the cd is "He Never Came Back."
We'll see you and hear you on the flip side, Mr. Van Ronk.