Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen

Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen

biography

Chris Hillman was one of the original members of The Byrds, which also included Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Michael Clarke.  The Byrds and were inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.  After his departure from the Byrds, Hillman, along with collaborator Gram Parsons, was the key figure in the development of country-rock.  Hillman virtually defined the genre through his seminal work with the Byrds and later bands, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Manassas with Steven Stills.  In addition to his work as a musician, Hillman is also a successful songwriter and has written songs performed by musicians as diverse as Emmylou Harris, Patti Smith, Tom Petty and Dwight Yoakam.

Hillman formed the Desert Rose Band which became one of country music’s most successful acts throughout the 1980s and 1990s, earning numerous Top 10 and Number 1 hits. The band’s success  lead to three Country Music Association Awards, and two Grammys.  Although the Desert Rose Band disbanded in the early 1990s, they performed a reunion concert in 2008 and have since played a few shows together in select venues.

Herb Pedersen began his career in Berkeley, California in the early 1960′s playing 5 string banjo and acoustic guitar with people like Jerry Garcia, David Grisman and David Nelson.  His recording discography is diverse and reflects the singer/songwriter era, of the 1970s and 1980s. Pedersen is highly respected among musicians and music aficionados, as demonstrated by his work with artists as varied as Earl Scruggs, Old and in the Way, Peter Rowan, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Stephen Stills, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Jackson Browne and John Denver.

 

news

If there were a Mount Rushmore of Country Rock…
Chris Hillman and Herb Peterson To Stream “Bidin’ My Time” On Billboard
Chris Hillman Covers Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers”
Chris Hillman Announces Release Date for “Bidin’ My Time”

TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
Jan 27 Thousand Oaks, CA Scherr Forum Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

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