Dave van Ronk - Buckets of Rain

February 10. Today we think of Dave van Ronk, who passed away this day fifteen years ago at the age of 65, with his rendition of Buckets Of Rain at the Eli Whitney Folk Festival, New Haven, CT. September 15, 2001.
The first comment in the Youtube post for this video is by Onise Okriashvili (from Lithuania???): "Everything is perfect in this video. I can say this is one of my favorite recordings of all time. I try, but can't explain the feelings i get while watching, listening it. Been Dave's fan since the Coen brothers movie has been out. Listening him breathing at the beginning of the video and thinking about all the cigarette smokes that he tried to bury his sadness in and imagining young him practicing his amazing fingerstyle techniques somewhere in 70's NY. There's his humble brief smile right before he starts singing and there is probably a loving daddy who's shushing his little baby, and then Daves breathing again, and the way he pronounces words ... I can write endlessly, but seriously, this video is one of the most exact definitions of real love for me, even camera angle and bad sound recording makes you feel like you're here and feeling all this energy inside your body and soul. Huh, God, i love this..."

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