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Not exactly about looping, but I heard yesterday that Michael Hedges was
killed in a car accident a few days ago and thought some of you might want
to know. Tragic....he was only 43. His music had a big influence upon me
once upon a time; caused me to see my instrument as filled with
possibilities I had never imagined before. I never did see him play
live.....and I never had and idea how he played most of the stuff he did.
It seemed very technically difficult, but it never stopped being great
music. If you've got one of his albums, pull it out and give it a listen.
I've got _Live on the Double Planet_ on now.....
Windham Hill Artist Michael Hedges
Killed in Auto Accident 09:04 a.m.
Dec 04, 1997 Eastern
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(ENTERTAINMENT
WIRE)--Dec. 4, 1997-- Windham Hill
Records' solo guitarist Michael
Hedges was killed at age 43 in an
automobile accident over the weekend.
The car was found yesterday by
authorities off Highway 128 near the
town of Boonville, Calif., outside of
Mendocino, Calif. The accident is
currently under investigation.
Hedges was born in Sacramento, Calif.
and grew up in Oklahoma. He last
resided in Mendocino. He is survived
by his mother, Ruth Ipsen, of Fresno,
Calif., a sister, Carol Hedges of San
Francisco, two brothers, Craig Hedges
of Los Angeles and Brendan Hedges of
Madera, Calif., and two sons, Mischa,
11, and Jasper, 13 of Mendocino.
Respected worldwide for his
pioneering solo guitar technique,
Hedges joined the label in 1980,
releasing his first record,
"Breakfast in the Fields," in 1981.
Subsequent releases included the
Grammy-nominated "Aerial Boundaries"
(1984), "Taproot" (also nominated for
a Grammy in 1990) and Oracle (1996).
His final recording, an acoustic
composition titled "Java Man," will
appear on an upcoming Windham Hill
compilation titled "The Sounds of
Wood & Steel" on Jan. 27, 1998.
The family requests that donations be
sent directly to "Children of Michael
Hedges," c/o Bank of America, 228 N.
Main Street, Ft. Bragg, Calif. 95437
Copyright 1997, Business Wire
Kim Flint | Looper's Delight
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