15 Feb 2014

Access All Areas: The Mayor of MacDougal Street - Dave Van Ronk

From Access All Areas, 3:10 pm on 15 February 2014

The Coen Brothers movie Inside Llewyn Davis is loosely based on folk singer Dave Van Ronk, a central figure in the Greenwich Village folk music scene that developed in the early 60s.

Van Ronk never had a hit single or album during five decades of music-making and had slipped into obscurity until his memoir, The Mayor of MacDougal Street, co-authored by Elijah Wald, was published posthumously in 2005 and provided the catalyst for the new movie.

Trevor Reekie talks to Elijah Wald about Dave Van Ronk.

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