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 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/s6h429cz
Setname uu_utfolklore
Date Created 2013-07-01
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 716464
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h429cz
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