A Conversation with Utah’s Urban Folk Revival Pioneers: Rosalie Sorrels and Friends
Polly Stewart, moderator & Rosalie Sorrels. (American Folklore Society 2004 Annual Meeting, Oct. 13-17, 2004: Salt Lake City, UT). [Pannel includes Polly Stewart, Rosalie Sorrels, Hal Cannon & Barre Toelken]
We're talking about things that happened forty and forty-five years ago, in Salt Lake City, and I'm actually one of the, sort of, pioneers, because I was in, involved in the folk revival, what came later to be known as the folk revival movement. There is a lot of definitional problem connected with the term "folk reviv—urban folk revival;" every single one of those terms is problematical and I think we may be talking about that, but what we're also going to be doing in this session is what—what amounts to oral history, it's going to be personal reminiscence of, of these folks and myself, who were there and were participating in whatever it was that was happening, in Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Front, around the late '50s and early '60s.