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 artists in the early 1960s. 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



2 Comments:

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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