Starlight on the Rails
U. Utah Phillips
Dream Garden Press
Starlight on the Rails is a 245-page book documenting the travels and tales of the late, unsung American hero, Utah Phillips, in their truest form: song. The songbook, from Dream Garden Press, is a reprint of the original 1973 version, but with four-times the amount of content, including photographs, illustrations, song introductions and a foreword by Phillips’ son, Duncan. Starlight On The Rails has been an unforgettable book, singing parts of history that couldn’t be heard elsewhere in the resounding voice of American folk music. The songs, which Phillips does not claim any ownership to, recount the things and people known throughout the course of the magical life of a tramp.
Get to know the folk hero, whom Salt Lake is lucky to call its own, yourself at Ken Sanders Rare Books where Starlight On The Rails is exclusively featured, and make sure to clear your calendar for March 24, as Ken Sanders will host a free tribute concert/book release for U. Utah Phillips featuring three local folk bands influenced by Phillips: The Folka Dots, The Trappers and The North Valley.
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