Folk musician, storyteller, and Trade Root Music Group's dear friend U. Utah Phillips passed away the evening of May 23, 2008. He greatly inspired our work here at TRMG, and we will miss him dearly. The official obituary as provided by the family on May 24, 2008 can be found at the official Utah Phillips website.
Free Dirt Records recording artist Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three wowed a large and enthusiastic crowd on August 1, 2010 at the Newport Folk Festival, and a number of music critics in the audience wasted no time before sharing their excitement about the performance.
The Mississippi River runs as an undercurrent through this collection of songs, a tribute to the ragtime and jug band influences of St. Louis, Missouri, the city LaFarge has most recently called home.