Chris Hillman

Saturday 3 P.M. DON'T MISS Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen. (Hillman, left, circa 1969 with Gram Parsons) As a founding member of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, Hillman plays a key role in the annals of country rock. He and esteemed session guitarist Pedersen went on to form the much-admired Desert Rose Band in the '80s and continue to treat country, rock, folk and bluegrass as neighbors, not adversaries. (Palomino Stage, 2:55-3:40) CATCH IT IF YOU CAN Richie Furay. Another Southern California country rock luminary, Furay was there for the birth of Buffalo Springfield and Poco. For a while, following a religious conversion, he played Christian music exclusively, but in recent years he's tapped his secular rock and country catalogs as well. He'll be backed up at Stagecoach by Hillman & Pedersen, which ups the ante on his set.(Palomino Stage, 3:40-4:25) Yonder Mountain String Band. Any bluegrass group that brings in Elvis Costello's old Attractions drummer, Pete Thomas, to help out on an album clearly isn't worried about hewing to tradition. Music from the progressive side of the mountain. (Appaloosa Stage, 3:40-4:30) ALSO Sons of the San Joaquin. Brothers Joe and Jack Hannah and Joe's son Lon Hannah have been singing classic Western music in the Sons of the Pioneers style for more than 15 years.(Mustang Stage, 2:50-3:40 p.m.)
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