Michael Hedges

Created in 2021 by his family and friends, this website is a place to remember, celebrate and learn about the life and music of Michael Hedges. More features will be added in the years to come.

For 43 years, we were able to share an extraordinary life and its music. The acoustic guitar will never be the same, and for those of us that loved him, neither will we.

Photo Credit: Irene Young

The Music

“Heaven is all around, translated to sound.”

Michael Hedges was an innovative guitarist and composer who released eight solo albums and collaborated on numerous other projects before his untimely death in 1997. His talent brought him from small-town Oklahoma to Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory, and Carnegie Hall. He was a once-in-a-generation force that would revolutionize the acoustic guitar.

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A feature documentary about the life & music of Michael Hedges

Produced and directed by filmmakers Mischa Hedges (Michael’s son) and Brendan Hedges (Michael’s brother), the story of Michael’s life & music career will be told by his family, close friends, collaborators & fans, with never-before-seen footage & unreleased music.

You can become an official sponsor and help fund production of the first feature documentary about Michael Hedges.


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Discover Michael’s Music

Michael Hedges’ music career spanned the 70s, 80s and 90s, and his work included composing for multiple instruments, but primarily guitar. He was known for his captivating stage presence, his warmth and generosity, and of course, his incredibly unique style of playing the guitar – which lives on his recordings, and in those who were influenced by him.

Fan Stories

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This website is a collaboration between Michael’s family, friends, collaborators and fans. We’d love to hear your story about seeing him live, meeting him, or anything else you’d like to share!

Well-written stories with 1-5 high quality images (minimum 800×600 pixels) and 3-5 paragraphs of text will be published on the blog if they meet our standards for quality and respectful communication on this website.

Please write your story and upload your images using this form. We’ll be in touch when your story is published on the blog so you can share it far and wide!


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Fan Club

Wait, you read all the stories on the website and still want more? Join the Facebook Fan Club for more conversation with Hedges fans about all things Michael Hedges.