RIP Michael Hedges
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 97 12:06:58 -0800
Subject: RIP Michael Hedges
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Windham Hill guitarist dies in car accident
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Michael Hedges, an acoustic guitarist and composer
known for his unique two-handed style of play, was killed in an automobile
crash, the California Highway Patrol said today.
Hedges, 43, died on State Route 128 in rural Mendocino County, about
100 miles northwest of San Francisco, CHP officer Bob Burke said. A work
crew discovered the guitarist's body in his wrecked 1986 BMW on Tuesday
morning. Authorities speculate that Hedges' car skidded off a curve and
down a steep embankment a few days earlier.
A native of Enid, Okla., Hedges was living and recording in Mendocino
County and had a post office box in Mendocino.
Hedges recorded several albums, including last year's ``Oracle,'' and
was scheduled to perform in the Guitar Summit Tour beginning in January.
He helped establish the Windham Hill record label in the early 1980s
with his albums ``Breakfast in the Field'' (1983) and ``Aerial Boundaries''
© 1997 Peter Langston