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Coen Brothers Taking on Greenwich Village's '60s Folk Scene

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The Coens have been pretty quiet about what they've been up to since True Grit, only first hinting at what might be next earlier this month, when they dropped clues they were working on something involving live, single-instrument music that would be similar to Noah Baumbach's Margot at the Wedding in the way it dropped you into a story already in progress. Well, now it seems some details are coming out, and it sounds like the film will focus on Dave Van Ronk and Greenwich Village's '60s music scene. Van Ronk, who died in 2002, was a major player in the New York's mid-century folk revival, working with icons like Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, and earning the nickname "The Mayor of MacDougal Street"--also the name given to a posthumously-published memoir the Coens are said to be referencing for their film. So mark that down as something to look forward to: finally, an appreciation of Van Ronk that doesn't begin with a stoned middle-aged guy telling you "you've gotta hear this shit."

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