The Del Mar Foundation presents concert featuring The Desert Rose Band

The Desert Rose Band
The Desert Rose Band

The Desert Rose Band, featuring The Byrds’ founding member Chris Hillman, will appear in a special all-acoustic reunion performance at the Del Mar Powerhouse on Friday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Formed in 1985, the Desert Rose Band immediately established itself as a group fiercely loyal to country music but not afraid to make it their own with a fusion of bluegrass and California country rock. The founding members who will be joining Hillman for this performance are bluegrass icon Herb Pedersen (vocals, guitar, banjo); John Jorgenson, who has appeared twice at the Del Mar Powerhouse with his Django-style jazz group, the John Jorgenson Quintet; and bassist Bill Bryson (Laurel Canyon Ramblers).

The Academy of Country Music named them Touring Band of the Year for three consecutive years (1988-1990), and they received two Grammy nominations and three nominations from the Country Music Association.

The band’s sterling musicianship and stellar harmonies promise to deliver a not-to-be-missed reunion performance, with an outstanding mix of Desert Rose Band hits, Byrds classics like “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and “Eight Miles High,” plus a few tributes to the classic Bakersfield sound that originally inspired and influenced them.

Tickets are $30 (general admission) and $50 (patron/reserved seating). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit:



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