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 forty years including country, bluegrass, progressive bluegrass, folk, folk rock, country rock, and has worked with numerous musicians in many different bands.
Herb Pedersen performing in 2004.
|Birth name||Herbert Joseph Pedersen|
|Born||April 27, 1944|
|Genres||Country, Bluegrass, Progressive bluegrass, Folk, Folk rock, Country rock.|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter.|
|Instruments||guitar, banjo, vocals.|
|Years active||1961 - Present|
|Labels||Sugar Hill, Epic, Reprise, Elektra, Atlantic, Rhino, Sony, Curb, MCA, Back Porch, Acoustic Disc.|
|Associated acts||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 & 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, Country Gazette|
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: 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, among others.
- "Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen," Mountain Stage, NPR, 1 July 2013
- Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Herb Pedersen". AMG. Retrieved 15 May 2010.