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Eddie Owen Presents: Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen with John Jorgenson (featuring Opener - Jude Johnstone)
Live @ Red Clay Music Foundry Friday September 29th, 2017 at 7:15 pm
Doors open 6:30 PM
Ticket sales ended Sep 29, 2017 5:00 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Chris Hillman and two former members of the Desert Rose Band will appear in an intimate acoustic concert. Joining Chris Hillman in this acoustic appearance are Herb Pedersen on guitar and John Jorgenson on guitar and mandolin.
Jude Johnstone will open the show.
Reserved seating
Premium: $33 (day of show: $36)
Reserved: $29 (day of show: $32)
Chris Hillman was one of the original members of The Byrds, which also included Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Michael Clarke. The Byrds and were inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. After his departure from the Byrds, Hillman, along with collaborator Gram Parsons, was the key figure in the development of country-rock. Hillman virtually definied the genre through his seminal work with the Byrds and later bands, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Manassas with Steven Stills. In addition to his work as a musician, Hillman is also a successful songwriter and has written songs performed by musicians as diverse as Emmylou Harris, Patti Smith, Tom Petty and Dwight Yoakam.

Hillman formed the Desert Rose Band which became one of country music’s most successful acts throughout the 1980s and 1990s, earning numerous Top 10 and Number 1 hits. The band’s success lead to three Country Music Association Awards, and two Grammys. Although the Desert Rose Band disbanded in the early 1990s, they performed a reunion concert in 2008 and have since played a few shows together in select venues.

Herb Pedersen began his career in Berkeley, California in the early 1960's playing 5 string banjo and acoustic guitar with people like Jerry Garcia, David Grisman and David Nelson. His recording discography is diverse and reflects the singer/songwriter era, of the 1970s and 1980s. Pedersen is highly respected among musicians and music aficionados, as demonstrated by his work with artists as varied as Earl Scruggs, Old and in the Way, Peter Rowan, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Stephen Stills, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Jackson Browne and John Denver.

John Jorgenson is known as a pioneer of the American gypsy jazz movement. Jorgenson first came to national prominence with The Desert Rose Band, when he was honored as the ACM’s “Guitarist of the Year” award three consecutive times. Following the Desert Rose Band, John formed another award-winning group, the virtuosic guitar trio The Hellecasters. Originally conceived as a “one off” gig for fun, the group went on to produce three acclaimed CDs and a live video, winning both “Album of the Year” and “Country Album of the Year” from the readers of Guitar Player Magazine for the stunning debut effort “Return of the Hellecasters”. The Washington Post recently wrote: “If there were a Summer Olympics for guitarists, Jorgenson would be a sure-fire gold medalist.” more >>>
Born in Bar Harbor, Maine, Jude Johnstone began writing songs at about age 8. At 18, she was "discovered" by E-Street Band saxophonist, Clarence Clemons. After spending some time in New York and New Jersey under his wing, in 1979, she moved to Los Angeles, where her songs quickly became sought after by other artists. She has been covered by Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Johnny Cash, Stevie Nicks, Stephen Bishop, Jennifer Warnes, Trisha Yearwood etc., including a #1 song for Yearwood's debut album called "The Woman Before Me" which earned her a BMI award (as well as four other Yearwood cuts.) She also penned the title track to Johnny Cash's Grammy winning album "Unchained."
In 2002 Johnstone released her own debut CD "Coming of Age" on BoJak Records. The album received critical acclaim leading to an interview on NPR's Morning Edition and reached #6 on Amazon's Best Seller's List. It also featured guest vocals by Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Yearwood, and others. Her sophomore cd "On A Good Day" generated more favorable press which led to a performance on CBS's "The Early Show." It, too, featured memorable guest vocals from Browne and Raitt as well as Rodney Crowell & Julie Miller.
Her third and fourth cds "Blue Light" and "Mr. Sun" were both jazz/blues inspired projects recorded LIVE in the studio with some of LA's top session musicians. On "Quiet Girl", her fifth release, she returned to the Americana flavor of her earlier work. The album featured collaborations with Emmylou Harris, Jimmy LaFave, J.D. Souther, and her late mentor, Clarence Clemons. Jude's 6th album "Shatter" combined elements of Gospel, Jazz, Celtic, R&B and even Big Band influences. Her 7th release "A Woman's Work" may contain her most personal recordings ever, with a very keen emphasis on the female perspective.
"If Jude Johnstone is not yet a musical household name, she sure as hell should be."
Henry Carrigan, No Depression

..."She’s patently a master at capturing the heart’s dark and desperate moments, just as she’s capable of encouraging belief in its resurrection."
Mike Davies, Roots and Branches/The Beat

"For those who once zoned in to the mean streets Tom Waits, Rickie Lee Jones and other young bohemians walked, these lucky 11 songs will offer a ray of light which promises to never go out."
Bill Bentley/The Morton Report

"If you like music that scrapes at the bottom of your soul and leaves a trace of itself behind, then you need to listen to this album and add this amazing artist to your lineup."
Dana Wright/Muzikreviews.com

"Johnstone is a songwriters' songwriter."
JAM Magazine, Italy

"A lesson in melodic grace delivered by as fine a singer-songwriter as any I know” ~ Rodney Crowell

"Beautiful, artful and awash in subtle undertones and fiery, impassioned smouldering determination."
Maurice Hope, Flyin' Shoes, Germany
Johnstone's songs have also been featured on Lifetime/ABC's hit television series "Army Wives", Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" and Fox TV's "Lie To Me." Her song "In This House" (featured on "Army Wives") won a 2008 Independent Music Award for best song in a dramatic series. more >>>
Tickets
Premium Reserved Seating
$33.00
Reserved Center
$29.00
Reserved Left
$29.00
Reserved Right
$29.00
Wheelchair Accessible Seating
$29.00