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The feature stories below were contributed by Michael’s family, close friends, collaborators and fellow musicians to remember his life and music. Learning resources, as well as updates about new releases of Michael’s music, live performances, book and film projects related to his life and career will also be posted here.

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U.S. Guitar Orchestra performing "Because It's There" by Michael Hedges
by Mischa Hedges
See behind-the-scenes of our film crew filming the U.S. Guitar Orchestra rehearsing and performing Michael's composition "Because It's There" in New York City, at the Kaufman Music Center.
Mischa Hedges and Brendan Hedges interviewing David Crosby on Camera
by Mischa Hedges
In May 2022, Mischa and Brendan Hedges completed an interview with David Crosby for the upcoming biographical documentary about Michael Hedges.
Michael plays layover slowly
by Mischa Hedges
In 1983, Michael Hedges's friend Randy Lutge filmed him playing several of his songs slowly, so that others might more easily learn them. Watch him play "Layover" in this format.
Michael Hedges at Esalen Institute
by Don Record
When Michael built his studio in Mendocino I would take many trips up the coast to hang out with the Hedges family and record some original songs together.
by Randy Lutge
In 1983, Michael Hedges's friend Randy Lutge filmed him playing several of his songs slowly, so that others might more easily learn them.
Michael playing the guitar at Iron Horse
by Jake White
In 1984, Michael Hedges walked into a San Francisco guitar shop and discovered his next musical pursuit: an acoustic relic from the 1920s called a harp guitar.
by Jake White
Which artists were Michael influenced by? Jake White, Hedges biographer explores Michael's early musical influences.
by Andrew Gorny
In this tribute to Michael Hedges, Andrew Gorny performs 27 covers, and shares about his upcoming release.
by Mischa Hedges
You're invited to be among the first to contribute to Oracle, a documentary about the life and music of Michael Hedges.

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