1976 Herb Pedersen – Southwest

Southwest is the first album from Herb Pedersen, released in 1976.

Herbert “Herb” 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.

Pedersen often performs with Chris Hillman, and both were once members of the Desert Rose Band.[1] Pedersen also fronted his own band called the Laurel Canyon Ramblers. Besides this, Pedersen has also worked with the following musicians and groups: Mudcrutch, Pine Valley Boys, Michael Martin Murphey, Earl Scruggs, The Dillards, Smokey Grass Boys, The New Kentucky Colonels, Old and 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.

Tracks

1Paperback Writer (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)2:43
2Rock & Roll Cajun (Herb Pedersen, Nikki Pedersen)3:09
3If I Can Sing A Song (Herb Pedersen, Nikki Pedersen)2:08
4Our Baby’s Gone (Herb Pedersen)2:50
5Harvest Home (Herb Pedersen, Nikki Pedersen)2:50
6The Hey Boys (Herb Pedersen, Dean Webb, Mitch Jayne, Rodney Dillard)3:32
7Jesus Once Again (Herb Pedersen)4:18
8Younger Days (Herb Pedersen)2:52
9Can’t You Hear Me Callin’ (Bill Monroe)2:59
10Wait A Minute (Herb Pedersen)4:18

Media

Musicians

1 Paperback Writer

BassEdward Carter
DrumsJohn Guerin
GuitarHerb Pedersen
Acoustic GuitarHerb Pedersen
Pedal Steel GuitarAl Perkins
FiddleDavid Lindley
VocalsHerb Pedersen


2 Rock & Roll Cajun

BassEdward Carter
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarHerb Pedersen
Acoustic GuitarHerb Pedersen
Lap SteelDavid Lindley
MoogMike Post
FiddleDavid Lindley
VocalsHerb Pedersen


3 If I Can Sing A Song

BassEdward Carter
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarHerb Pedersen
Acoustic GuitarHerb Pedersen
Acoustic GuitarChris Smith
VocalsHerb Pedersen


4 Our Baby’s Gone

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarHerb Pedersen
Acoustic GuitarHerb Pedersen
Pedal Steel GuitarAl Perkins
ZitherDavid Lindley
PercussionGary Coleman
Background VocalsEmmylou Harris
Background VocalsLinda Ronstadt
VocalsHerb Pedersen


5 Harvest Home

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarHerb Pedersen
Acoustic GuitarHerb Pedersen
DobroJosh Graves
VocalsHerb Pedersen


6 The Hey Boys

BassEdward Carter
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarHerb Pedersen
Acoustic GuitarHerb Pedersen
Acoustic GuitarChris Smith
Steel GuitarChris Smith
FiddleDavid Lindley
VocalsHerb Pedersen


7 Jesus Once Again

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarHerb Pedersen
Acoustic GuitarHerb Pedersen
PianoMike Post
PercussionGary Coleman
VocalsHerb Pedersen


8 Younger Days

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarHerb Pedersen
Acoustic GuitarHerb Pedersen
PianoMike Post
VocalsHerb Pedersen


9 Can’t You Hear Me Callin’

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarHerb Pedersen
Acoustic GuitarHerb Pedersen
BanjoHerb Pedersen
DobroJosh Graves
MandolinDean Webb
FiddleRay Park
VocalsHerb Pedersen


10 Wait A Minute

BassEdward Carter
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarHerb Pedersen
Acoustic GuitarHerb Pedersen
Acoustic GuitarChris Smith
Steel GuitarChris Smith
VocalsHerb Pedersen

Liner Notes

Producer – Mike Post
Arranged By (Strings) – Mike Post (Tracks 3, 5, 7, 8, 10)
Engineer – Dennis Drake
Coordinator (Production) – Joey Averback

Design – Ken Anderson, Nancy Donald
Photography By – Ellen Land-Weber

Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
Recorded At – Western Recorders