David Van Ronk was an American folk singer. An important figure in the American folk music revival and New York City’s Greenwich Village scene in the 1960’s, he was nicknamed the “Mayor of Mac Dougal Street”.
Van Ronk’s work ranged from old English ballads to blues, gospel, rock, New Orleans jazz, and swing. He was also known for performing instrumental ragtime guitar music, especially his transcription of “St. Louis Tickle” and Scott Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag”.