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Thread #70973   Message #1212468
Posted By: DonMeixner
22-Jun-04 - 06:26 PM
Thread Name: Dave Van Ronk's last concert
Subject: RE: Dave Van Ronk's last concert
I sat in an audience Happy Endings in Syracuse, NY with about 25 other lucky people to hear two sets of Dave on his big old Guild guitar. He mentioned people he knew, knows, and misses and played beyond amazing for about 1 1/2 hours. Any time you could have heard the names John Hurt, Gary Davis, Danny Kalb and Snaker Dave Ray mentioned in the same show by someone who knows or knew them, it's a show that you should have attended. He played all their songs and all of his. It was a magical evening for me.
   When we left I said to Dave, "I finally got to see you live. Great show." He said, "What took you so long?" I said , "No excuses." And he said, "Well we'll see you next tine around then."

He died with that year.