Phyllis Workman Boyens Liptak, daughter of Nimrod and Molly Workman, and a fine singer and composer died Wednesday, December 9, at the age of 62. She appeared with Nimrod on an LP called “Passing Through the Garden,” the first release on the June Appal label, in 1974. I had the great pleasure of working briefly with Ms. Liptak on an album of her father’s songs and stories, and she was very gracious, enthusiastic, and kind. I wish all peace and strength to her family.
Here’s an original composition of Phyllis’s, shot by Alan Lomax in 1983, at her parents’ home in Mascot, Tennessee.