The Mayor of Macdougal Street

The Mayor of Macdougal Street

A Memoir

By Dave Van Ronk; Elijah Wald

Da Capo Press, Paperback, 9780306822162, 246pp.

Publication Date: October 2013


The acclaimed inspiration for the new Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis, a classic memoir of Greenwich Village

About the Author
Van Ronk, in the course of his forty-year career, recorded more than two dozen albums, toured on four continents, acted in Bertolt Brecht's Mahagonny, was nominated for two Grammys, and received an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award.

Elijah Waldis a writer and musician whose books include Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues and How the Beatles Destroyed Rock n Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music. A respected expert on the folk revival, he collaborated with Dave Van Ronk on The Mayor of MacDougal Street, the inspiration for the Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis. His awards include a 2002 Grammy, and he has taught blues history at UCLA and lectured widely on American, Mexican, and world music. He currently lives in Medford, Massachusetts.