Monday, December 01, 2014

Dave Ray Avenue

 The city of Saint Paul recently designated a three block section of Franklin Avenue as "Dave Ray Avenue". Dave was a musician from Saint Paul, featured here previously. With cohorts John Koerner and Tony Glover, Dave was a pioneer of the new generation of folk-blues musicians in the early 1960s, influencing numerous artists. I thought this would be a good excuse to revisit his fiftieth birthday party—a gathering of friends and family. All images taken in Minneapolis at the Cabooze night club in August of 1993, Dave is wearing a cap.

Setting up with Rochelle Becker (center):

Dave the raconteur:

Dave and Tony Glover:

Raymond Muxter (left) celebrates with fellow well wisher:

John Koerner and Tony Glover:

West Bank regulars:

Dave enjoys the scene:

Stylin’ among the fans:

Mary Grace and Sam Scher:

By Professor Batty


Blogger Jono said...

Does the Caboose still exist? I haven't been there since the late 70's.

Blogger Professor Batty said...

It's still there; I don't think it has changed a bit, although I haven't been in it since these pics were taken.

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