Mudcat Café message #952462 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59672   Message #952462
Posted By: Jim the Bart
14-May-03 - 09:52 AM
Thread Name: Dave Van Ronk Day
Subject: RE: Dave Van Ronk Day
And here I am stuck in Chicago. . .

I recently scored a vinyl copy of DVR's first two albums. Quite amazing and truly riveting. He had it right from the start; and when you listen to him sing the Outcast song on Tom Russell's "Man from Gone Knows Where", you can tell he never lost it.

Too bad we lost him.

I will be there in spirit.

I also have something on vinyl called "Dave Van Ronk and the Hudson Dusters", which just goes to show what "interesting" roads even first rate talent can take in pursuit of the "music biz". But when you've added so much in a career you're allowed one or two detours.