Folk Legend Rosalie Sorrels Dies

Rosalie Sorrels, a folksinger and songwriter whose career spanned six decades, died June 11 at her daughter’s home in Reno, Nev., where she’d been in home hospice care after a cancer diagnosis last year. She was 83.

Rosalie Sorrels
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Sorrels received Grammy nominations for Strangers In Another Country and My Last Go Round.

She may have been best known for Travelin’ Lady, which was her nickname, and for which Hunter S. Thompson wrote liner notes.

She also collaborated with numerous artists including Bruce “U. Utah” Phillips, Peter Rowan, Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III. A memorial is planned in her Boise, Idaho, home.