Eric Von Schmidt

Eric Von Schmidt (May 28, 1931 – February 2, 2007) was an American singer and guitarist, songwriter, painter and illustrator, and Grammy Award recipient. He was allied with the folk boom of the late 1950s and in front 1960s and a key share of the Cambridge folk music scene. As a singer and guitarist, he was considered to be the leading Cambridge specialist in country blues at the time, thus the Cambridge counterpart of Greenwich Village's Dave Van Ronk. Von Schmidt co-authored gone Jim Rooney Baby, Let Me Follow You Down: The Illustrated Story of the Cambridge Folk Years.

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