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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 80)
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, singer-songwriter, and actor 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 which included bluegrass bassman Bill Bryson, writer and performer of the Crossroads Cafe song penned while a member of the Bluegrass Cardinals. Other musicians and groups with whom Pedersen has worked include 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; David Bromberg, The Doobie Brothers, Vince Gill and Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen; and Vern and Ray.[2]


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  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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