Utah Phillips, born Bruce Duncan Phillips on May 15, 1935, in Cleveland , was a multi-talented American artist. Phillips held various occupations throughout his life, including musician , poet , street artist , singer-songwriter , singer , politician , and humorist . He was most well-known for his work in the folk music genre and was a citizen of the United States .
Phillips, known by his nickname "Utah" , was educated at East High School in Salt Lake City . He spent his career in the music industry and passed away on May 23, 2008, in Nevada City, California.