Thursday, July 28, 2011

Van Ronk

Legendary Greenwich Village singer/songwriter Dave Van Ronk. Rumor has it that the Cohen brothers are planning a film about the early 60's Village folk scene centering on Van Ronk. This would be wonderful news indeed. Van Ronk is among the most underrated musicians of his generation, a true poet and an astounding player of the blues. His refusal to compromise on his music, politics or image were probably among the main reasons why he never achieved the fame he deserved. Van Ronk provided some great moments in Scorcese's excellent No Direction Home.

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