Monday, May 26, 2008

Farewell, U. Utah Phillips


Folksinger, Storyteller, Railroad Tramp Utah Phillips Dead at 73.

Official obituary from the family.

The link is to his web site, where you can also find links to various recordings, from podcasts to CDs.

His recording of "Moose Turd Pie" should be required listening for all aspiring storytellers.

3 comments:

nerinossa said...

The link is to his web site, where you can also find links to various recordings, from podcasts to CDs

Professional Storyteller Rachel Hedman said...

During the 2008 National Storytelling Conference we took some moments to recognize who of our storytellers passed on during the year. I made sure that U. Utah Phillips was mentioned.

Thank you for honoring him.

Until we tell again,

Rachel Hedman

Alan Dale Mackey said...

It's always poignant when we lose someone who can so eloquently tell a tale. He will be missed.

I'm sorry if this sounds like a shameless plug, but if you're interested in hearing some wonderful yarns spun of growing up in the heartland of America, you might consider visiting heartlandmemories.com. I am not myself the storyteller from that site, he just happens to be my favorite, so when I came across this post, I thought perhaps those who might be looking for an alternative source for hearing stories told might enjoy them.

Again, sorry if this seems like spam. It is not intended to be. I posted this same comment to the other post from this blog on a similar subject. With the topic so similar, I felt the comment would be just as applicable there, but it does make it seem as if I'm just trying to promote the other blog. How does one suggest something he believes to be enjoyable to potential viewers of a post without it seeming as if he is just trying to "get them", so to speak? Well, I suppose all I can do is post it and let the moderator decide what to do about it.