Well I do love a guitar virtuoso, and Hedges doesn’t disappoint. He’s said to have bridled at being labelled “smooth” instead describing his music as…wait for it… “violent acoustic”, or “new edge” or “heavy mental” or “deep tissue gladiator guitar.” And who am I to argue?
Hedges himself was Californian, born in 1953, so I can readily identify with his age as well as his music! His album entitled “Aerial Boundaries” won him his first Grammy nomination in 1984.
Sadly, he was found dead in 1997 by the wreckage of his car.
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About the Curator: Richard Parsons
I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.
In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?”