The Mayor of MacDougal Street [2013 edition]: A Memoir

The Mayor of MacDougal Street [2013 edition]: A Memoir
ASIN
B06XRJXK4M
Published:
October 15th 2013 by Da Capo Press
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Goodreads Rating:
4.53
Pages:
297

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 peer 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.