Michael
Alden
Hedges

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.

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Michael’s
Music

“Heaven is all around, translated to sound.”

Michael Hedges was an innovative guitarist and composer who released 8 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, perhaps Michael’s truest story and lasting legacy is that of an important twentieth-century composer.

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The Magic
Farmer

An upcoming documentary about the life and music of Michael Hedges

Co-directed by Mischa Hedges & Brendan Hedges

Executive produced by TBD
Supported by Martin Guitars and fans like you

Latest Stories

The Slow Series: Layover

The Slow Series: Layover

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.

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The Slow Series: Layover

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.

Through the 1980s with Michael Hedges

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.

The Slow Series: Two Days Old

In 1983, Michael Hedges’s friend Randy Lutge filmed him playing several of his songs slowly, so that others might more easily learn them.

Featured
Track

“Track Name”

Written: 1981

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Fan Stories

I met one of my heroes…(Martin Filiatrault)

I met one of my heroes…(Martin Filiatrault)

Submitted by Martin FiliatraultI was fortunate enough to meet Michael during a show at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA in [1997]. I took a chance during the intermission and walked backstage at the open venue. I found Michael by himself, walking along a pathway behind...

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The Slow Series: Layover

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.

Through the 1980s with Michael Hedges

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.

The Slow Series: Two Days Old

In 1983, Michael Hedges’s friend Randy Lutge filmed him playing several of his songs slowly, so that others might more easily learn them.

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