Arguably the pioneer of the "Country Rock" genre, Chris Hillman has carved a permanent niche in the history of contemporary American music through his work with such notable bands as The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, and the Desert Rose Band. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner, four-time Grammy nominee and the recipient of numerous CMA and ACM awards.
Herb Pedersen is a legendary vocalist and all-star multi-instrumentalist who over the past forty years fronted his own band, The Laurel Canyon Ramblers, and then has been a collaborator with a "Who’s Who cast of legends” including Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, The Dillards, Old and In the Way, Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Jackson Browne, and John Denver, and the Desert Rose Band. In recent years, Chris & Herb have recorded and toured in support of several acclaimed albums of Bluegrass, Acoustic and Country selections, as well as the occasional performances with their musical mistress, the Desert Rose Band!
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This project is supported by grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Accommodations provided by the Heidel House Resort & Spa.