Original Byrds singer/guitarist Chris Hillman teams with fellow Desert Rose Band member Herb Pedersen on "At Edwards Barn," which bows on Top Bluegrass Albums at No. 7.
Hillman placed 16 songs on the Hot 100 with the Byrds between 1965 and 1970. On Country Songs, he charted three solo singles (including one with Byrds partner Roger McGuinn) and 15 with the Desert Rose Band between 1984 and 1993.
"At Edwards Barn" features an update of the Byrds' 1965 Hot 100 No. 1 "Turn Turn Turn (to Everything There Is a Season)," which Hillman has dubbed "the first song that ever made the top 40 that came straight out of the Bible."
Chris Hillman at Edwards Barn in Nipomo, Calif.
At a church fundraiser in Central California on Saturday night, the musician who made a name for himself in the 1960s with the Byrds shows he still has a lot of good music in him.
The Los Angeles Times: November 9, 2009
By Randy Lewis
Reporting from Nipomo, Calif. - Just a week after several of the highest-profile members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gathered in New York for the hall's 25th anniversary blowout concerts at Madison Square Garden, another member of that elite pack was setting up in a very different environment…
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