Faith was born on September 13, 1915 in a log cabin on a homestead near Orofino, Idaho. Real pioneer stuff! She remembers singing in her preacher-father's church at the age of three, hasn't stopped singing since, and has no intention of doing so. She is that rare being of this time, NOT a singer/songwriter. As Utah Philips says, "Faith doesn't make up songs, she harvests them ... these outrageous and wonderful songs, culled from a bevy of extraordinary minds, represent those wild, satirical, quirky, offbeat, and endearing traits that characterize the lady herself."