Starlight On The Rails And Other Songs
Publisher: Bruce Phillips and Wooden Shoe
Date Published: 1974
Edition: Second printing
Book Id: 43759
96 pp. Octavo [21.5 cm]; light brown and black pictorial wraps. Very good, top edge is lightly moisture stained, otherwise clean.
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.