To Thread - Forum Home

The Mudcat Café TM
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=153089
3 messages

Dave Van Ronk on NPR

09 Dec 13 - 09:25 AM (#3582879)
Subject: Dave Van Ronk on NPR
From: Mark Ross

Lovely piece this morning on NPR about Dave.




Remembering The Singing Mayor of MacDougal STreet

Mark Ross


09 Dec 13 - 11:00 AM (#3582909)
Subject: RE: Dave Van Ronk on NPR
From: Elmore

Thanks, Mark. Didn't know Dave personally, but enjoyed his work, and wish he'd been with us a while longer.


09 Dec 13 - 12:09 PM (#3582934)
Subject: RE: Dave Van Ronk on NPR
From: Mark Ross

He was my first influence as a guitar player. I can still play 1/2 the DVR FOLKSINGER LP. Got to know him later in the '60's (my biggest mistake was trying to match him drink for drink). Last time I saw him was here in Eugene, Oregon on what must have been his last tour. It was shortly after 9/11. I was asking him how things were in the Village where he still lived (Dave's attitude was sort of like the elderly lady, a Boston Brahmin, who when asked why she didn't go anyplace replied,"Why should I go anywhere when I'm already there.") When I confessed to Dave that I had never really liked the architecture of the World Trade Center, Dave replied,"Yeah, it was Howard Roark that did it." I treasure the time I got to spend with him, and I still listen to his music on a fairly regular basis.

Mark Ross