Jun 022008
 

REMEMBERING UTAH

Utah Phillips died late in the evening of May 23, asleep, at home in his bed beside his wife. He was 73. He’d suffered from heart disease for a few years, and by last summer was forced to give up touring, though he continued to “perform” via radio and podcasts.

Utah was the most entertaining storyteller that I have ever known. He might start to introduce a song, and ten minutes later you’d realize he’d taken a most circuitous route to get there, telling about some important person in his life, or place he’d been, or experience he’d had – all spun so that the ring of truth had to peal through a few layers embellishment. Continue reading »