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FOR ADULTS: "Down in Washington Square" is the 3-CD set featuring Dave Van Ronk's artistry from his first Folkways album to his final concert in 2001. A consummate folk performer, he inspired the film "Inside Llewyn Davis" by Joel & Ethan Coen. In the Greenwich Village folk music scene circa 1960, Van Ronk was sought out and emulated by newcomers like Bob Dylan and Tom Paxton. Pair with Dave Van Ronk's reissued memoir "The Mayor of MacDougal Street".

FOR ADULTS: "Down in Washington Square" is the 3-CD set featuring Dave Van Ronk's artistry from his first Folkways album to his final concert in 2001. A consummate folk performer, he inspired the film "Inside Llewyn Davis" by Joel & Ethan Coen. In the Greenwich Village folk music scene circa 1960, Van Ronk was sought out and emulated by newcomers like Bob Dylan and Tom Paxton. Pair with Dave Van Ronk's reissued memoir "The Mayor of MacDougal Street".

12/18/12 "Folk Music from Italy" Country: Italy  Keyword: World music  Instrument(s): Accordion; Bagpipe; Brocca; Cornamusa; Flute; Guitar; Marranzanu; Organetto; Piffaro; Zampogna (Bagpipe); Zuffolo (Whistle)    Year of Recording: 1956  Record Label: Folkways Records  Source Archive: Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Credits: Produced by Walther Hennig; Recorded by Walther Hennig; Design by Ronald Clyne

Folk Music from Italy

12/18/12 "Folk Music from Italy" Country: Italy Keyword: World music Instrument(s): Accordion; Bagpipe; Brocca; Cornamusa; Flute; Guitar; Marranzanu; Organetto; Piffaro; Zampogna (Bagpipe); Zuffolo (Whistle) Year of Recording: 1956 Record Label: Folkways Records Source Archive: Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Credits: Produced by Walther Hennig; Recorded by Walther Hennig; Design by Ronald Clyne

10/22/13 In honor of Stella Brooks, who was born this week in 1910, this week’s album cover is from “Diverse Songs and Moods of the 1940's: Stella Brooks and Greta Keller.” San Franciscan songstress Brooks and European chanteuse Keller traverse the realms of jazz with this collection sung in English, French, and German.

Diverse Songs and Moods of the 1940's: Stella Brooks and Greta Keller

10/22/13 In honor of Stella Brooks, who was born this week in 1910, this week’s album cover is from “Diverse Songs and Moods of the 1940's: Stella Brooks and Greta Keller.” San Franciscan songstress Brooks and European chanteuse Keller traverse the realms of jazz with this collection sung in English, French, and German.

Film Review - Dave Van Ronk's Ex-Wife Takes Us Inside Inside Llewyn Davis | Portside

Film Review - Dave Van Ronk's Ex-Wife Takes Us Inside Inside Llewyn Davis | Portside

Hazel Dickens. The songs of Hazel Dickens brought attention to the struggles of coal miners, the poor and women. Considered a pioneer in bluegrass and folk music.

Hazel Dickens. The songs of Hazel Dickens brought attention to the struggles of coal miners, the poor and women. Considered a pioneer in bluegrass and folk music.

Dave Van Ronk - Inside Dave Van Ronk, Blue

Dave Van Ronk - Inside Dave Van Ronk

“To pass the torch became Dave Van Ronk's purpose in life. It's what makes him a man who succeeded, without ever becoming a success.”

“To pass the torch became Dave Van Ronk's purpose in life. It's what makes him a man who succeeded, without ever becoming a success.”

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