"Loss" is too weak a word. I saw Dave often over the years, starting out in the 60s when he played for free in Washington Square Park. Got his autograph somewhere from a lecture he gave in Stroudsburg, PA, once. Been to many of his concerts and coffee house appearances from Canada on down,\.
Only actually spoke to him once, but man, I like to think
"He was a friend of mine"
Hey, Dave, hope your new road is mostly green green and not so rocky.