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Thread #111474 Message #2348457
Posted By: Nancy King
24-May-08 - 07:28 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Utah Phillips (1935-2008)
Subject: RE: Obit: Utah Phillips 5/15/35-5/24/08
I remember a musical gathering twenty-five years or so ago, at which we spent virtually an entire evening singing nothing but Utah Phillips songs. It wasn't planned that way -- it just happened. Each song would remind somebody of another great one, and we just went on and on.
How very sad it is to lose such a wonderful person: singer, raconteur, poet, activist -- all that and more. I sure am glad he put together his "Starlight on the Rails: a Songbook" 4-CD album. It really is a phenomenal collection and source, and an amazing body of work.
It's hard to say goodbye to one of my heroes. We sure will miss you, Bruce.