Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen with John Jorgenson

Friday, April 28, 2017; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Tickets: $45 Premium Seats | $40 Center Seats | $35 Side Seats
(10% off for current CFABS Members)

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Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen have had a lasting musical friendship spanning over forty-five years, since their initial meeting in Los Angeles during the early folk and bluegrass movement. In the summer of 1964, Hillman put down his mandolin after being recruited to play electric bass for a new band, The Byrds. Through various Number One hit songs such as Mr. Tambourine Man and Turn! Turn! Turn!, The Byrds established themselves as a cornerstone in the new cultural and musical movement of the Sixties. Herb Pedersen continued his career in bluegrass, working with the incomparable Flatt and Scruggs, among others. In 1967, Hillman established himself as a songwriter with his first song, Time Between, noted by many as being the first country-rock song. After his tenure with The Byrds, Hillman, along with Gram Parsons, formed The Flying Burrito Brothers, now looked upon as the forerunners of the alternative country-rock style. John Jorgenson is known as a pioneer of the American gypsy jazz movement. Jorgenson first came to national prominence with The Desert Rose Band, when he was honored as the ACM’s “Guitarist of the Year” award three consecutive times. Following the Desert Rose Band, John formed another award-winning group, the virtuosic guitar trio The Hellecasters. The Washington Post recently wrote: “If there were a Summer Olympics for guitarists, Jorgenson would be a sure-fire gold medalist.”