Friday, May 4
Friday, October 6, 2017 ♦ 8:00 PM
4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000
Chris Hillman and two former members of the Desert Rose Band, Herb Pedersen on guitar and John Jorgenson on guitar and mandolin, will appear in an intimate acoustic concert.
Arguably the 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. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner, four-time Grammy nominee and the recipient of numerous CMA and ACM awards.
Herb Pedersen is a legendary vocalist and all-star multi-instrumentalist who over the past forty years fronted his own band, The Laurel Canyon Ramblers, and then has been a collaborator with a “Who's Who cast of legends” including Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, The Dillards, Old and In the Way, Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Jackson Browne, and John Denver, and the Desert Rose Band. In recent years, Chris & Herb have recorded and toured in support of several acclaimed albums of Bluegrass, Acoustic and Country selections, as well as the occasional performances with their musical mistress, the Desert Rose Band!
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. Originally conceived as a “one off” gig for fun, the group went on to produce three acclaimed CDs and a live video, winning both “Album of the Year” and “Country Album of the Year” from the readers of Guitar Player Magazine for the stunning debut effort “Return of the Hellecasters”. The Washington Post recently wrote: “If there were a Summer Olympics for guitarists, Jorgenson would be a sure-fire gold medalist.”