The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150732 Message #3513382
Posted By: GUEST
09-May-13 - 10:27 AM
Thread Name: Dave Van Ronk & Utah Phillips
Subject: RE: Dave Van Ronk & Utah Phillips
I was once in a folk festival workshop with Dave and Utah so yes, they have swapped songs on at least that occasion and, I would guess, many more. They were certainly friends, maybe not close friends, but they knew each other and there seemed to be genuine affection between them.
As for political organizing, I doubt it. Dave was a Trotskyite and Utah was an IWW anarchist ("an anarchist is anyone who doesn't need a 'cop' to tell them what to do").