Herb Pedersen

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Herb Pedersen
Herb Pedersen performing in 2004.
Herb Pedersen performing in 2004.
Background information
Birth nameHerbert Joseph Pedersen
Born (1944-04-27) April 27, 1944 (age 78)
Berkeley, California
GenresCountry, Bluegrass, Progressive bluegrass, Folk, Folk rock, Country rock.
Occupation(s)Musician, guitarist, singer, songwriter.
Instrument(s)guitar, banjo, vocals.
Years active1961–present
LabelsSugar Hill, Epic, Reprise, Elektra, Atlantic, Rhino, Sony, Curb, MCA, Back Porch, Acoustic Disc.

Herbert Joseph 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 fifty 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.[1] Pedersen also fronted his own band called the Laurel Canyon Ramblers. Besides this, Pedersen has also worked with the following musicians and groups: John Fogerty, Mudcrutch, Pine Valley Boys, Michael Martin Murphey, Earl Scruggs, The Dillards, Smokey Grass Boys, The New Kentucky Colonels, Old & 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, Leland Sklar, and Rice, Rice, Hillman and Pedersen, Vern and Ray, among others.[2]



  • Linda Ronstadt (album) - Linda Ronstadt (1971)
  • Don't Cry Now - Linda Ronstadt (1973)
  • Grievous Angel - Gram Parsons (1974)
  • Fall Into Spring - Rita Coolidge (1974)
  • Heart Like a Wheel - Linda Ronstadt (1974)
  • Pieces of the Sky - Emmylou Harris (1975)
  • Elite Hotel - Emmylou Harris (1975)
  • Prisoner in Disguise - Linda Ronstadt (1975)
  • Dane Donohue - Dane Donohue (1978)
  • Mudcrutch (Tom Petty) (2016)


  1. ^ "Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen," Mountain Stage, NPR, 1 July 2013
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Herb Pedersen". AMG. Retrieved May 15, 2010.

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