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

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

Media

Musicians

1 Paperback Writer

Bass Edward Carter
Drums John Guerin
Guitar Herb Pedersen
Acoustic Guitar Herb Pedersen
Pedal Steel Guitar Al Perkins
Fiddle David Lindley
Vocals Herb Pedersen


2 Rock & Roll Cajun

Bass Edward Carter
Drums Jim Gordon
Guitar Herb Pedersen
Acoustic Guitar Herb Pedersen
Lap Steel David Lindley
Moog Mike Post
Fiddle David Lindley
Vocals Herb Pedersen


3 If I Can Sing A Song

Bass Edward Carter
Drums Jim Gordon
Guitar Herb Pedersen
Acoustic Guitar Herb Pedersen
Acoustic Guitar Chris Smith
Vocals Herb Pedersen


4 Our Baby’s Gone

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Herb Pedersen
Acoustic Guitar Herb Pedersen
Pedal Steel Guitar Al Perkins
Zither David Lindley
Percussion Gary Coleman
Background Vocals Emmylou Harris
Background Vocals Linda Ronstadt
Vocals Herb Pedersen


5 Harvest Home

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Herb Pedersen
Acoustic Guitar Herb Pedersen
Dobro Josh Graves
Vocals Herb Pedersen


6 The Hey Boys

Bass Edward Carter
Drums Jim Gordon
Guitar Herb Pedersen
Acoustic Guitar Herb Pedersen
Acoustic Guitar Chris Smith
Steel Guitar Chris Smith
Fiddle David Lindley
Vocals Herb Pedersen

 

7 Jesus Once Again

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Larry Carlton
Guitar Herb Pedersen
Acoustic Guitar Herb Pedersen
Piano Mike Post
Percussion Gary Coleman
Vocals Herb Pedersen


8 Younger Days

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Larry Carlton
Guitar Herb Pedersen
Acoustic Guitar Herb Pedersen
Piano Mike Post
Vocals Herb Pedersen


9 Can’t You Hear Me Callin’

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Herb Pedersen
Acoustic Guitar Herb Pedersen
Banjo Herb Pedersen
Dobro Josh Graves
Mandolin Dean Webb
Fiddle Ray Park
Vocals Herb Pedersen


10 Wait A Minute

Bass Edward Carter
Drums Jim Gordon
Guitar Herb Pedersen
Acoustic Guitar Herb Pedersen
Acoustic Guitar Chris Smith
Steel Guitar Chris Smith
Vocals Herb 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