A pioneer of the “country rock” genre, Chris Hillman has carved a permanent niche in the history of contemporary American music through his work with such notable bands as the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, and the Desert Rose Band. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Hillman was an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner, a four-time GRAMMY nominee, and recipient of numerous awards from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.
Herb Pedersen is a legendary vocalist and all-star multi-instrumentalist who, for over the past forty years, fronted his own band, the Laurel Canyon Ramblers. Pederson was also the number-one session singer and instrumentalist in the Los Angeles area for decades and has been a collaborator with the who’s who of music legends, including Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, the Dillards, Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Jackson Browne, John Denver, and the Desert Rose Band.
In recent years, Hillman and Pedersen have recorded and toured in support of several acclaimed albums of Americana, bluegrass, acoustic, and country selections, as well as the occasional performances with their musical mistress, the Desert Rose Band.
Watching these two living legends perform was akin to seeing history being made.