California country-rock pioneer hosts new show ‘Chris Hillman’s Burrito Stand’

Legendary bluegrass and folk rock artist Chris Hillman talks with the artists that shaped southern California’s country and California country rock.

Jackie Kolgraf
May 17, 2022

Legendary bluegrass, folk rock and country artist Chris Hillman is joining the lineup on Dwight Yoakam & the Bakersfield Beat (Ch. 349). On his new show Chris Hillman’s Burrito Stand, he’ll be talking with the artists that shaped southern California’s country and California country rock starting May 20 at 9pm ET.

Dwight Yoakam says, “I’m wildly excited about Chris joining the Bakersfield Beat channel with his new weekly show. It will be a fascinating musical journey to take with him and his guest through their discussions and insights about the foundational beginnings and evolution of California’s Country-Rock in becoming such a profound piece of the world’s musical lexicon.”

Yoakam adds, “Chris Hillman proved to be a Kit Carson-like California musical frontiersman and pathfinder that all of us who have subsequently followed in modern country and country-rock music used as a crucial navigational beacon to track toward our own musical destinies.”

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Roger McGuinn

Bernie Leadon

Richie Furay

Al Perkins

Herb Pedersen

Dwight Yoakam

Marty Stuart

A pioneer of country rock, Hillman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 with his band The Byrds. He’s also been a member of The Flying Burrito Brothers, the Desert Rose Band, and Manassas. From his enduring history to his newest musical achievements, Hillman’s repertoire translates impeccably to the concert stage, enhanced by his vocals and his gifts as a musician. In 2017, he released his first solo album in 12 years, Bidin’ My Time, produced by Tom Petty. His critically acclaimed memoir Time Between: My Life As A Byrd, Burrito Brother and Beyond was published in 2020.

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