Tag: Dave Van Ronk

Dave Van Ronk, the Mayor of MacDougal Street

“Van Ronk could howl and whisper, turn blues into ballads and ballads into blues. I loved his style. He was what the city was all about. In Greenwich Village, Van Ronk was king of the street, he reigned supreme.“–Bob Dylan Dave Van Ronk, often referred to as the “Mayor of MacDougal Street,” was an iconic figure in the …

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Remembering “Mayor of Macdougal Street” Dave Van Ronk

Folk singer & songwriter Dave Van Ronk was born on June 30, 1936, in Brooklyn, NY.  As a young boy enamored with the local jazz and folk music of his day, he learned to play the guitar, and when he was a little older, he played banjo in a group.  He also played piano, possibly inspired …

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Dave Van Ronk – “Mack The Knife”

Happy birthday Bertolt Brecht. RIP Dave Van Ronk.