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 http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
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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