Starlight on the Rails: A Songbook
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Dream Garden Press
Date Published: 2011
Edition: First edition
Binding: Spiral Bound
Book Id: 25851
256 pp. [21.5 cm] Octavo. Spiral bound wrappers.
This new edition contains considerable additional material. It has about four times as many songs, many new photographs, and new artwork. U. Utah (Bruce) Phillips ran away from home while just a teen to gain an education on the road, riding the rails and hanging out with tramps. He taught himself to play the ukulele and guitar, and started writing songs about the hobo life while supporting himself as a printer, dishwasher, and stock clerk. His experience during the Korean War led him to believe that nonviolence is the only sane way to live. In the 1960s, Utah worked as a state archivist and founded the Poor People's Party in Utah, and in 1968, he ran for the U.S. Senate on the Peace & Freedom ticket.