Mudcat Café message #104547 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12973   Message #104547
Posted By: katlaughing
12-Aug-99 - 10:50 PM
Thread Name: Van Ronk /Brecht
Subject: RE: Van Ronk /Brecht
Susan, I found this in a Yahoo search, linked from Dirty Linen:

to the Tom Waits and Paul Simon tunes covered on his latest album To All My Friends in Far-Flung Places, through ragtime guitar arrangements of Jelly Roll Morton and his own insightful and often hilarious songwriting, the preeminent performer didn't forego a short stint performing rock, and on-again-off-again affairs with jug band music and the cabaret theater tradition of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. He has done it all with aplomb.