Mudcat Café message #580842 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40538   Message #580842
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
27-Oct-01 - 08:03 AM
Thread Name: Dave Van Ronk seriously ill
Subject: RE: Dave ven Ronk seriously ill
If every student of Dave's responds to this thread, it will take all the memory of our computers. I first heard Dave in December of 1964 at the Gaslight Cafe in Greenwich Village. I got to know him better when I took lessons from him for three months, and those three months are still bearing fruit in my life. I also had the pleasure of booking him at a folk concert series I ran for many years. The thing that amazed me about Dave is that I went to hear him, not having seen him in twenty years, and he still remembered me, and many details about my life. I don't know who got the most joy out of the lessons... the students, or Dave. He also introduced me to Anthology of American Folk Music when I first came to New York.. the well-spring of so much traditional music. I'll keep him in my prayers.