Herb Pedersen performing in 2004.
April 27, 1944 |
||Country, Bluegrass, Progressive bluegrass, Folk, Folk rock, Country rock.
||Musician, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter.
||guitar, banjo, vocals.
||1961 - Present
||Sugar Hill, Epic, Reprise, Elektra, Atlantic, Rhino, Sony, Curb, MCA, Back Porch, Acoustic Disc.
||Michael Martin Murphey, Chris Hillman, Desert Rose Band, Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, Laurel Canyon Ramblers, Pine Valley Boys, Earl Scruggs, The Dillards, Smokey Grass Boys, Old and in the Way, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements, Gordon Lightfoot, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Tony Rice, Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Jackson Browne, John Denver, John Jorgenson, Leland Sklar
Herb Pedersen (born April 27, 1944 in Berkeley, California) is an American musician, guitarist, banjo player, and singer-songwriter who has played a variety of musical styles over the past forty years including country, bluegrass, progressive bluegrass, folk, folk rock, country rock, and has worked with numerous musicians in many different bands.
Pedersen often performs with Chris Hillman, and both were once members of the Desert Rose Band. Pedersen also fronted his own band called the Laurel Canyon Ramblers. Besides this, Pedersen has also worked with the following musicians and groups: Pine Valley Boys, Michael Martin Murphey, Earl Scruggs, The Dillards, Smokey Grass Boys, The New Kentucky Colonels, Old And In The Way, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Skip Battin, Tony Rice, Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Jackson Browne, John Denver, John Jorgenson, and Leland Sklar, among others.
When the American TV series The Greatest American Hero was released on DVD, certain musical performances had to be excised due to rights issues. In an episode entitled "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys", a performance of the song after which the episode was named (sung by Joey Scarbury) was removed and replaced with the song "Younger Days", found on Pedersen's "Southwest" album.