Urban Pioneers interview with Dave Roylance, August 25, 2007

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Title Urban Pioneers interview with Dave Roylance, August 25, 2007
Alternative Title Polly Stewart Oral History Project: Interview with Dave Roylance
Links to Media https://stream.lib.utah.edu/index.php?c=portable_details&id=9666
Creator Roylance, David (David Kaye); Stewart, Polly, 1943-2013
Contributor Bateman, Jennifer; Green, Laura Marcus
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2007-08-25
Date Digital 2013-06-21
Temporal Coverage August 25, 2007
Description Recording of an interview by Polly Stewart with Dave Roylance, 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 Roylance, David (David Kaye)--Interviews; Folk singers--Utah--Interviews; Musicians--Utah--Interviews; Folk music--Utah
Keywords Dave Roylance; Folk revival; Urban Pioneers; Oral history; Interviews
Table of Contents 1. Family background/music in the family/father a professional musician; 2. Family history/origin of family names; 3. Influence (or not) of father on musical path/discovering folk music/connection between Kingston Trio version of song, "Tom Dooley" and Salt Lake City; 4. Talking about dedication to music/learning the hard way; 5. Talking about Polly and the Valley Boys/Polly Stewart's story of acquiring her autoharp/Utah Urban Pioneers Concert; 6. Memorable Utah Valley Boys-Polly and the Valley Boys gigs; 7. Learning to play guitar/folk music influences; 8. Learning to play banjo; 9 Talking about Fred Reinhardt; 10. Teaching banjo at Hart Brothers Music and Southeast Music; 11. Talking about the Utah Valley Boys and Polly and the Valley Boys-band history and dynamics; 12. Playing at the Weiser Old-Time Fiddle Contest; 13. Reflecting on being young liberals in the midst of hard-line conservative players; 14. Remembering road trips (musical and otherwise) with Polly and the Valley Boys-concert, Mountain Meadows, eastern Utah hinterlands/talking about Mormons in popular culture; 15. The band after Polly's departure/exchanging Bruce (Utah) Phillips stories; 16. Remembering Bruce Phillips's family and connection to vaudeville theater/exchange of Bruce Phillips tales; 17. Remembering Bruce Phillips's political activities, running for Senate; 18. Talking about Bruce Phillips's and Dave Roylance's military experiences Coming to Boston through military assignment/staying in Boston and building a career at MIT; 19. Discovering the open-back banjo/the Utah Urban Pioneers Concert 20. Incorporating music into MIT work/thinking about the generational appeal of folk music; 21. The hardships of being a professional folk musician; 22. Margaret Roylance joins the interview/interview winds down
Type Sound
Genre Sound recordings
Format application/pdf
Extent 69 minutes, 10 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/s6h429cz
Setname uu_utfolklore
Date Created 2013-07-01
Date Modified 2014-02-20
ID 716464
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h429cz
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