Monday, January 4, 2010

Grammy-nominated Utah Phillips tribute album: one co-producer

By Kristin E. Holmes
Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer, Jan 4, 2010

The Rev. Dan Schatz was that little boy - the one curled up and asleep at the concert while his parents moved to the music.

The songs were traditional folk, and the music was often spare and lyrics simply put. Once, when Schatz was 8, they were delivered by folk music icon and iconoclast Bruce "Utah" Phillips.

He sang about hobos riding the rails, and rolling hills in West Virginia. What was background music for an 8-year-old has fueled, nearly three decades later, a Grammy-nominated CD coproduced by Schatz.

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