I was unable to attend last night’s New York Public Library event, Sing Out! Broadsides and Banjos: The Folk Music Revival with Elijah Wald. I was there in spirit as I completed the audio book, The Mayor of MacDougal Street (Dave Van Ronk/Elijah Wald) last night on the drive home from the campus. I swear I was listening to Elijah Wald’s Afterword as he was finishing up his public talk.
I was jazzed however to discover that the event was taped and available for viewing on the IRocke YouTube NY Public Library channel.
Dave Van Ronk and the folk music era of the 60s in the Village is vogue right now. This is due to the interest and energy centered around the Coen Brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis. The book, The Mayor of MacDougal Street serves as a major source for the film. After listening to the audio book these past two weeks I totally get why the Coen Brothers chose that book to underscore the film.
- Rhapsodic City: Music of New York (musicofourheart.me)
- Dave Van Ronk, The Anthology of Folk Music by Harry Smith (musicofourheart.me)
- Inside Llewyn Davis and Dave Van Ronk (musicofourheart.me)