The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #111474   Message #2348491
Posted By: bbc
24-May-08 - 08:44 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Utah Phillips (1935-2008)
Subject: RE: Obit: Utah Phillips 5/15/35-5/24/08
I had the honor to hear the sad news from Sandy Paton this afternoon & to give him a hug. As I sit here & listen to Wanda Fischer's tribute to Bruce on tonight's "Hudson River Sampler" radio show, it gives me a chance to reflect on Bruce's life & music. I didn't know him as a personal friend, but was privileged to see him & hear him perform several times--mostly at the Old Songs Festival near Albany, New York--a very talented, interesting man. Since I have not been a part of the folk music community as long as many of you, I bought Bruce's recording, "The Telling Takes me Home" to help educate me about his music. My sympathies go out to the many who love him. May his spirit rest in peace; his was a life well-lived.

best to you all,