Dave van ronk (1936-2002) was not only one of the founding figures of the 1960s folk music revival; he was a pioneer of
modern acoustic blues, a fine songwriter and arranger, a powerful singer, and one of the most influential guitarists of
his era. He was also a marvelous storyteller, a peerless musical historian, and one of the most quotable figures in The
"The Mayor of MacDougal Street" is a unique firsthand account of the sixties folk scene that includes encounters with
young stars-to-be like Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell and older luminaries like Woody Guthrie and Odetta. Colorful,
hilarious, and engaging, "The Mayor of MacDougal Street" will appeal not only to folk and blues fans but also to anyone
interested in the music, politics, and spirit of a revolutionary period in American culture.