Saturday, September 6, 2008

Michael Hedges

A founding member of Windham Hill Records, Michael Hedges played music which ran the gamut from Ambient to New age and Rock to Classic without ever using a standard tuning on his instruments.

An incredible player he was a master of the six and twelve string guitars as well as the Harp Guitar. He was renowned for his style of picking with both hands, intertwining melodies and rhythms in an outstanding performance.

Tragically Michael was killed in an automobile accident around December first 1997 at the age of 43. His car was found at the bottom of a ravine in Mendocino County by a highway crew on Dec. 2nd.

Here is a selection of his wonderful music followed by a ten minute interview featuring some of his performances.

Unofficial Website

Fan Site @ Myspace


Michael Hedges at Bluebear’s Pandora Radio*

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(Sorry, I had hoped it would be available to anyone, but it has been reported to not be so.)

Direct links to the individual videos:

Because It's There

Aerial Boundaries

All Along the Watchtower

Cello Suite #1 in G Major (Bach)


Hawkcircle – Guest appearance with fellow Windham Hill artist Will Ackerman

Gimme Shelter

Come Together

Silent Anticipations

Rickover's Dream

Woman Of The World

Ritual Dance

I Carry Your Heart

The Naked Stalk=>Jealous Tunnel=>About Face



The Happy Couple

Hot Type

Buffalo Stance

Theme to "Doodles" – With Leo Kottke

Eight Miles High– With Leo Kottke

The First Cutting

Eminence Front

Follow Through

The Funky Avocado

Promised Land

Comfortably Numb

I Don't Live Today

Death to Distraction

The Rootwitch

Eleven Small Roaches

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Michael Hedges Interview

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