Hillman & Pedersen slate live disc
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Hillman & Pedersen slate live disc

Monday, July 12, 2010 – Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen will release "At Edwards Barn" on Sept. 21 on Rounder. A career retrospective, the live album features songs from various aspects of their careers including such classics as Eight Miles High, Wait a Minute and Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything There Is A Season). The concert was recorded on Nov. 7, 2009 at Southern California's Edwards Barn - a venue chosen for its outstanding acoustics.

Hillman is a pioneer country rock through his work with such notable bands as The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and the Desert Rose Band. Lifelong friend and fellow Desert Rose Band band mate Pedersen began his career in Berkeley, Cal. in the early '60s playing with artists such as David Grisman, Butch Waller, David Nelson and Jerry Garcia. He has also worked with fellow musicians Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Johnny Rivers, Dan Fogelberg, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Jennifer Warnes, John Prine and Jesse Winchester.

Songs on the CD are:
1. Going Up Home
2. Love Reunited
3. Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything There Is A Season)
4. If I Could Only Win Your Love
5. Tu Cancion
6. Our Savior's Hands
7. Wheels
8. Have You Seen Her Face
9. Eight Miles High
10. Together Again
11. Desert Rose
12. Sin City
13. The Cowboy Way
14. Wait a Minute
15. Heaven's Lullaby

Tour dates are:

Oct. 2 Poway, CA Poway Music Festival/Poway Center for the Art

Oct. 22 Montclair, NJ Outpost in the Burbs

Oct. 23 Bay Shore, NY Boulton Center for the Performing Arts

Oct. 24 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theatre

Oct. 27 Cleveland, OH The Winchester Music Hall

Oct. 29 - 11/1 Pomeroy, OH Fur Peace Ranch


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