Folk musician known for Goodnight-Loving Trail and Daddy, What's a Train? He was called the Golden Voice of the Great Southwest.
He was a member of the Industrial Workers of the World and promoted the group in his music.
He was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work with Ani DiFranco.
He served in the United States Army for three years where he was influenced by the horrors of post-war Korea.
He was the son of labor organizer Edwin Deroger Phillips and Frances Kathleen Coates.