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David Rawlings

'Folk Scare' at Town Hall

by John Platt
Joan Baez and Patti Smith, backed by the Avett Brothers, Lake Street Dive, and others

The late, great Dave Van Ronk used to joke about "The Great Folk Scare" of the early '60s. As "The Mayor of MacDougal Street," he was an intimate witness to it. Joel and Ethan Coen have made a movie,  "Inside Llewyn Davis," very loosely based on Van Ronk's memoir, going into limited release on December 6, with a soundtrack album, produced by T Bone Burnett (who compiled the landmark "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack for the Coens), coming out on Nonesuch on November 12.

Dave Rawlings Machine - Words and Music - 2010

by Rita Houston
Photo by Laura Fedele (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Dave Rawlings Machine is the solo handle for Dave Rawlings who as producer, songwriter, and guitarist is usually found onstage but just outside of the Old Crow Medicine Show and Gillian Welch spotlights. His debut album is 'A Friend of A Friend,' and he showed up with Gillian and his band for some live tunes, and a conversation with WFUV's Rita Houston about early Bob Dylan albums, and recording in Elvis' footprint. (6/3/10)