Urban Pioneers interview with Ryan Orr, July 18, 2007

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Title Urban Pioneers interview with Ryan Orr, July 18, 2007
Alternative Title Polly Stewart Oral History Project: Interview with Ryan Orr
Links to Media https://stream.lib.utah.edu/index.php?c=portable_details&id=9697
Creator Orr, Ryan David; Stewart, Polly, 1943-2013
Contributor Bateman, Jennifer; Green, Laura Marcus
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2007-07-18
Date Digital 2013-06-21
Temporal Coverage July 18, 2007
Description Recording of an interview by Polly Stewart with Ryan Orr, a participant in the Utah folk music scene of the 1960s. Jennifer Bott [now Bateman] served as sound engineer. Transcript by Laura R. Marcus [now Green]. One of the interview recordings that Polly Stewart and Jennifer Bott conducted for the Utah Folk Music Revival Oral History Project, 2004-2011
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah)
Subject Orr, Ryan David--Interviews; Folk singers--Utah--Interviews; Musicians--Utah--Interviews; Folk music--Utah
Keywords Ryan Orr; Folk revival; Urban Pioneers; Oral history; Interviews
Table of Contents 1. Early background/childhood/growing up in Salt Lake City area Talking about relationship with mother, who was a big bluegrass fan; 2. Getting into bluegrass music/learning to play dobro/becoming part of the larger dobro & bluegrass music community; 3. Talking about musical talent as gift from God; 4. Honing skills on the dobro; 5. Camaraderie among dobro players; 6. Appreciation for and encounter with John Prine; 7. Becoming a member of the Stormy Mountain Boys bluegrass band; 8. Talking about his wife, Lorraine Orr, her support of his music, her own musical talents, music in the family; 9. Talking about Allied Development, war surplus store; 10. Talking about Lorraine Orr's musical activities; 11. Talking about his children who play music; 12. Talking about professional life as machinist; 13. Talking appreciation for music in his life, as a connection to others; 14. Playing the twelve-bar, country blues, Texas blues, guitar and harmonica//tinkering with the uilleann pipes; 15. Talking about love for music/dedication to developing musical technique/spiritual aspect of music; 16. Story about miraculous story recovery during Urban Pioneers concert; 17. Carryover of "let go" attitude towards music in other areas of life/grappling with depression and staying busy/work in visual arts-painting and sculpture, taxidermy; 18 Talking about performing as an obligation to share your god-given talents with others; 19. Talking about continued relationship with the Stormy Mountain Boys, deep and abiding friendship among band members/talking about the spirituality
Type Sound
Genre Sound recordings
Format application/pdf
Extent 65 minutes, 21 seconds
Language eng
Rights This material may be protected by copyright. Permission may be required for use in any form. For further information please contact Alison Regan, Head of Scholarship and Education Services at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah: alison.regan@utah.edu.
Is Part of The 30 interview recordings that Polly Stewart and Jennifer Bott conducted for the Utah Folk Music Revival Oral History Project
ARK ark:/87278/s6jh451p
Setname uu_utfolklore
Date Created 2013-07-01
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 716363
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6jh451p
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