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Hiss Golden Messenger

Hiss Golden Messenger

May 21st 2018 @ eTown Hall

Boulder, CO
I Was There
About Hiss Golden Messenger
Band Members:
M.C. Taylor + pals
Durham NC

Moving like a river. This is no dress rehearsal, we are professionals, & this is the big time.
Monday, May 21st, 2018
7:00 PM
eTown Hall
1535 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4215
10 RSVPs
More than just a regular concert, eTown is a unique live experience! Audience members will watch the eTown Broadcast recorded before their eyes, complete with performances and interviews with both of our visiting artists, as well as the eChievement Award segment, eTown's opportunity to honor everyday heroes who are doing their part to make the world a better place. You won't want to miss it!
Doors: 6:00pmShow Start: 7:00pmShow End: 9:00pm

Hiss Golden Messenger

I'm from nowhere. That's the way I feel about it now, right at this moment. Music took me and made me and gave me a purpose and I built my world with it, and now my geography is a musical one, forever. And when I break, when I think about running as far as I can, I remember that there is nothing that does me like music, and I might as well be a poor man in a world of my own devising. Hallelujah anyhow.
Rhythm? I learned it over twenty years in the back of rented vans, in attics and back rooms-hard places to get to, harder places to get out of. And now rhythm is my clock and I live by it. We all do. But it'll kill you if you're not careful. It might kill you even if you are. Hallelujah anyhow.
I see the dark clouds. I was designed to see them. They're the same clouds of fear and destruction that have darkened the world since Revelations, just different actors. But this music is for hope. That's the only thing I want to say about it. Love is the only way out. I've never been afraid of the darkness; it's just a different kind of light. And if some days that belief comes harder than others, hallelujah anyhow.
Whatcha gonna do when the wall comes down?
When the wall comes down?
What you ought to do is let it lie-let it lie
And in the gathering darkness vow to never go back
It was built by man and you can tear it down 
Tear it down, tear it down
 Step back, Jack, from the darkness I've seen darker things than night. Hallelujah anyhow.

Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen

Chris Hillman was one of the original members of The Byrds, which also included Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Michael Clarke. The Byrds and were inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. After his departure from the Byrds, Hillman, along with collaborator Gram Parsons, was the key figure in the development of country-rock. Hillman virtually defined the genre through his seminal work with the Byrds and later bands, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Manassas with Steven Stills. In addition to his work as a musician, Hillman is also a successful songwriter and has written songs performed by musicians as diverse as Emmylou Harris, Patti Smith, Tom Petty and Dwight Yoakam.
Hillman formed the Desert Rose Band which became one of country music’s most successful acts throughout the 1980s and 1990s, earning numerous Top 10 and Number 1 hits. The band’s success lead to three Country Music Association Awards, and two Grammys. Although the Desert Rose Band disbanded in the early 1990s, they performed a reunion concert in 2008 and have since played a few shows together in select venues.
Herb Pedersen began his career in Berkeley, California in the early 1960′s playing 5 string banjo and acoustic guitar with people like Jerry Garcia, David Grisman and David Nelson. His recording discography is diverse and reflects the singer/songwriter era, of the 1970s and 1980s. Pedersen is highly respected among musicians and music aficionados, as demonstrated by his work with artists as varied as Earl Scruggs, Old and in the Way, Peter Rowan, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Stephen Stills, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Jackson Browne and John Denver.
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About Hiss Golden Messenger
Band Members:
M.C. Taylor + pals
Durham NC

Moving like a river. This is no dress rehearsal, we are professionals, & this is the big time.
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Fan Live Reviews
Great as always!!!
September 29th 2018
Lovely tunes
September 28th 2018
Hiss!! So good! Highly recommended!
Puddletown, United Kingdom@
End of the Road Festival AUG 30-SEPT 2
September 1st 2018
Awesome! Needed longer on stage!
New York, NY@
Bowery Ballroom
December 9th 2017
started 90 minutes late, but WOW they put on an amazing show
Wilmington, NC@
Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
April 6th 2017
Very good but WAY too short.
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