chris hillman & herb pedersen
Friday 4th May 2012 8:00PM (Friday 4th May 2012 8:00PM)
Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Chris Hillman is a pioneer of California Country Rock Sound. As a member of the Byrds, he penned classics like “So You Want to be A Rock n Roll Star" with band-mate Roger McGuinn, with whom he subsequently re-grouped in McGuinn-Clark-Hillman. Chris was also in the Americana trail blazing band Flying Burrito Brother and - with his life-long pal Herb Pedersen - founded The Desert Rose Band, which yielded over a dozen country hits including the chart-toppers “He’s Back And I’m Blue” & “I Still Believe In You.”
Herb Pedersen’s recording discography is a who's who of the 70s and 80s singer-songwriter scene including Dan Fogelberg, Emmylou Harris, David Grisman and Jerry Garcia. In addition to the Desert Rose Band with Chris Hillman, Herb was also in the seminal folk-bluegrass band the Laurel Canyon Ramblers. Herb contributed to TV and film sound tracks including Rockford Files, Smokey and The Bandit, the Maverick and The Simpsons.