Da Capo Press
Imported from USA
Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002) was one of the founding figures of the 1960s folk revival, but he was far more than that. A
pioneer of modern acoustic blues, a fine songwriter and arranger, a powerful singer, and one of the most influential
guitarists of the '60s, he was also a marvelous storyteller, a peerless musical historian, and one of the most quotable
figures on the Village scene.
Featuring encounters with young stars-to-be like Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, The Mayor of MacDougal Street is a vivid
evocation of a singular time and place--a feast not only for fans of folk music and blues, but for anyone interested in
the music, politics, and spirit of a revolutionary period in American culture.