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He's not complaining, but Herb Pedersen is as surprised as anyone that "Running Wild" represents the third Rounder release from Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen - surprised, considering that he initially thought that the first album would never materialize at all, and that it would be yet another one of those great ideas that just never seems to work out. The friendship and musical association of Pedersen and Chris Hillman dates back some 40 years now, to their teenage years in California. It was at a 1963 show in Pasadena that they met the elder two Rice brothers, guitarist Tony and mandolin player Larry.  ...
Though they have recorded only two albums together as a unit, the musical journey of Tony Rice, Larry Rice, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen has crossed paths many times during the years. With the release of their self-titled second album on Rounder, Rice, Rice, Hillman and Pedersen delivered a worthy follow-up to their excellent 1997 debut "Out Of the Woodwork." The union began in 1962 when Hillman and Pedersen first met while playingin different bands on the folk and bluegrass circuit in  ...

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