Bruce "Utah" Phillips aka "Bow Tie"  was a  tried and true train tramp. Shortly after Utah signed with Philo Records in the early 1970's he purchased an 1890's era Vermont Railroad flanger,

What is a flanger?

  With help from a few friends he laid some track and set it at the end of a field opposite the "Barn" near North Ferrisburgh, VT. The "Barn" was the home of Philo's legendary recording studio where Utah recorded three albums, Good Though, El Capitan and The Telling Takes Me Home. Utah lived in the flanger on and off for several years while recording at Philo. Fast forward 40 plus years and Utah's old flanger came up for sale.

 It still lays idle in the same location next to the  old Philo recording barn. Our plan  is to relocate and renovate it back to the condition it was in when Utah lived in it. Our goal is to create a spot for folks to gather and celebrate the life and works of "The Golden Voice Of The Great Southwest"...Bruce "Utah" Phillips.

We are asking you to donate towards our goal of raising the funds necessary to ship Utah's old rail car from Vermont to it's new home at Black Butte Center for Railroad Culture (BBCRC) in Weed, CA.

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The Long Memory

P.O. Box 711694

SLC, UT. 84171

Please make checks payable to The Long Memory - All donations are tax-deductible.