Stories

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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by Jake White
A comprehensive biography of the life and music of Michael Hedges is in development.
by Jeff Titus
Read a recap and watch clips from the 2017 Michael Hedges Tribute concert organized by Jeff Titus.
by Andy McKee
Andy McKee shares the story of how he discovered Michael's music. Plus, a video of Andy recording Ragamuffin.
Calum Graham playing the guitar
by Calum Graham
Calum Graham shares the story of how he was introduced to Michael's music. Plus, a video of Calum playing "Dirge" with Michael Manring.
Andrew Gorny playing ons tage
by Andrew Gorny
Andrew Gorny on how he started learning to play Michael's music, and where it's taken him. "Nailing all of the notes is one thing. Getting the techniques right is another...."
courtyard at New Varsity Theater
by Randy Lutge
Michael's longtime friend and manager of the New Varsity Theater, tells the story of first meeting Michael at the New Varsity Theater.
Michael Hedges 1998 Grammy Awards
by Brendan Hedges
Just after his death, Michael won a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album. His family accepted the award on behalf of Michael's two young children.
Rhythm, Sonority, Silence Book Re-Print
by Stropes Editions Ltd
Michael Hedges/Rhythm, Sonority, Silence was originally released in 1995. The acclaim it received upon first release established its place as a seminal document that created a new standard for printed music for fingerstyle guitar. The book was re-issued in 2020.
Stropes Titles and Tunings
by Stropes Editions Ltd
A new tuning database for several artists, including Michael Hedges. Search by title, album or tuning, and use tones to tune up your guitar, right on the page!

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