Tuesday, October 5, 2021

CHRIS HILLMAN RELEASES NEW MEMOIR: 'TIME BETWEEN' MY LIFE AS A BYRD, BURRITO BROTHER, AND BEYOND: EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW WITH RAY SHASHO

 

 CHRIS HILLMAN

COUNTRY ROCK PIONEER

MEMBER OF

 THE BYRDS...

THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS...

 MANASSAS...SOUTHER-HILLMAN-FURY BAND...

McGUINN, CLARK & HILLMAN and

 THE DESERT ROSE BAND

New best-selling memoir

TIME BETWEEN

EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW

Chris Hillman’s autobiography, Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond, was one of the most celebrated music memoirs of the past year. Publisher BMG Books will soon release it in a much-anticipated paperback version with a brand-new cover, while Penguin Random House will simultaneously release an audio version featuring newly recorded excerpts of 20 songs that have been part of the artist’s musical legacy over the years.

THE BYRDS
Hillman is a three-time ACM award-winner and inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of The Byrds. As a co-founder of The Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, Chris Hillman is arguably the primary architect of what’s come to be known as country rock. He went on to record and perform in various configurations, including as a member of Stephen StillsManassas and as a co-founder of the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band. In the 1980s he formed the Desert Rose Band, scoring eight Top 10 Billboard country hits. He’s released a number of solo efforts, including 2017’s highly acclaimed Bidin’ My Time — the final album produced by the late Tom Petty. 
MANASSAS

In Time Between, Hillman shares his quintessentially Southern Californian experience, from an idyllic, rural 1950s childhood to achieving worldwide fame with hits such as “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and “Eight Miles High.” While the book features behind-the-scenes insights on his time in the Byrds, his productive but sometimes complicated relationship with Gram Parsons, his role in launching the careers of Buffalo Springfield and Emmylou Harris, and the ups and downs of life in various bands, music is only part of Hillman’s story.

In Time Between, he also reveals the details of his personal life with candor and vulnerability, speaking honestly about the shocking tragedy that struck his family when he was a teenager, his subsequent struggles with anger, and how his spiritual journey led him to a place of deep faith that allowed him to extend forgiveness and experience wholeness. As Time Between shows, Chris Hillman is much more than a rock star. He is a man who has faced down the challenges of life to discover what really matters.


Purchase

TIME 

BETWEEN

My Life as a Byrd,

 Burrito Brother, 

and

 Beyond

By CHRIS HILLMAN

Paperback and Audio 

on sale October 19, 2021


Chris was a true innovator — the man who invented country rock. Every time the Eagles board their private jet Chris at least paid for the fuel.” —Tom Petty

“Hillman is a bona fide pioneering godfather to generations of musical souls who sought inspiration at that divine crossroads where rock & roll, country, bluegrass, folk, honky tonk, and gospel music intersect and harmonize. He’s a national treasure.” —Marty Stuart

“This book brought back a lot of great memories: the humorous origins of The Byrds and subsequent adventures.”—Roger McGuinn

“Chris Hillman [is] the unvarnished gem of every band he has inhabited. It’s time to applaud his legacy.” —Bernie Taupin

As a cofounder of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, Chris Hillman is arguably the primary architect of what’s come to be known as country rock. He went on to record and perform in various configurations, including as a member of Stephen Stills’ Manassas and as a cofounder of The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band. In the 1980s he formed The Desert Rose Band, scoring eight Top 10 Billboard country hits. He’s released a number of solo efforts, including 2017’s highly acclaimed Bidin’ My Time - the final album produced by the late Tom Petty. 


In Time Between, Hillman shares his quintessentially Southern Californian experience, from an idyllic, rural 1950s childhood; to achieving worldwide fame thanks to hits such as “Mr. Tambourine Man”, “Turn! Turn! Turn!”, and “Eight Miles High”; to becoming the first musician to move to Laurel Canyon.

Featuring behind-the-scenes insights on his time in The Byrds, his productive but sometimes complicated relationship with Gram Parsons, his role in launching the careers of Buffalo Springfield and Emmylou Harris, and the ups and downs of life in various bands, music is only part of his story. Within Time Between, Hillman reveals the details of his personal life with candor and vulnerability, speaking honestly about the shocking tragedy that struck his family when he was a teenager, his subsequent struggles with anger, and how his spiritual journey led him to a place of deep faith that allowed him to extend forgiveness and experience wholeness.

As Time Between shows, Chris Hillman is much more than a rock star. He is truly a founding father of American music and a man who has faced down the challenges of life to discover what really matters.

Available at Amazon.com


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CHRIS HILLMAN DISCOGRAPHY

As a member of the Byrds

1964: Pre-Flyte Sessions (Together) first released in 1969

1965: Mr. Tambourine Man (Columbia)

1965: Turn! Turn! Turn! (Columbia)

1966: Fifth Dimension (Columbia)

1967: Younger Than Yesterday (Columbia)

1967: The Byrds' Greatest Hits (Columbia) - US: Platinum[7]

1968: The Notorious Byrd Brothers (Columbia)

1968: Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Columbia)

1973: Byrds (Asylum)

 

As a member of the Flying Burrito Brothers

1969: The Gilded Palace of Sin (A&M)

1970: Burrito Deluxe (A&M)

1971: The Flying Burrito Brothers (A&M)

1972: Last of the Red Hot Burritos (A&M)

1974: Close Up the Honky Tonks (A&M)

1974: Honky Tonk Heaven (Ariola)

1976: Sleepless Nights (A&M)

1988: Farther Along (A&M)

1987: Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Loud, Loud Music (Edsel)

1996: Out of the Blue (A&M)

As a member of Manassas

1972: Manassas (Atlantic) - US:Gold

1973: Down the Road (Atlantic)

Compilations

2009: Pieces (Rhino) alternate takes and outtakes

 

As a member of the Souther–Hillman–Furay Band

1974: The Souther Hillman Furay Band (Asylum) - US: Gold

1975: Trouble in Paradise (Asylum)

 

As a member of McGuinn, Clark & Hillman

Albums

1979: McGuinn, Clark & Hillman (Capitol)

1980: City (Capitol)

1977: Three Byrds Land in London (Windsong / Strange Fruit) BBC live recordings

Compilations

1992: Return Flight I (Edsel)

1993: Return Flight II (Edsel)

2007; The Capitol Collection (Capitol)

With Roger McGuinn

1980: McGuinn / Hillman (Capitol)

With Down Home Praise

1983: Down Home Praise (Maranatha! Music)

With Ever Call Ready

1985: Ever Call Ready (Maranatha!) with Al Perkins, Bernie Leadon, David Mansfield, and Jerry Scheff

As a member of the Desert Rose Band

Albums

1987: The Desert Rose Band (Curb / MCA)

1988: Running (Curb / MCA)

1990: Pages of Life (Curb / MCA)

1991: True Love (Curb / MCA)

1993: Life Goes On (Curb)

Compilations

1991: A Dozen Roses – Greatest Hits (MCA)

1992: Traditional (Curb/MCA)[citation needed]

With Herb Pedersen

1996: Bakersfield Bound (Sugar Hill)

2003: Way Out West (Back Porch)

2010: At Edwards Barn (Rounder)

With Larry Rice, Tony Rice, and Herb Pedersen

1997: Out of the Woodwork (Rounder)

1999: Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen (Rounder)

2001: Running Wild (Rounder) 

CHRIS HILLMAN SOLO

Slippin' Away  

Release date: 1976

Clear Sailin'     

Release date: 1977

Morning Sky         

Release date: 1982

Desert Rose     

Release date: 1984

Like a Hurricane      

Release date: 1998

The Other Side

Release date: June 21, 2005

Bidin’ My Time        

Release date: September 22, 2017

 

CHRIS HILLMAN

CONCERT DATES

Tue, NOV 2

Manship Theatre

Baton Rouge, LA

Fri, NOV 5

Texan Theater | Greenville

Greenville, TX

Sat, NOV 6

Cultural Activities Center

Temple, TX

Thu, MAR 10, 2022

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Ponte Vedra, FL

Sat, MAR 12, 2022

Opening Nights at Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Fri, MAR 18, 2022

Lyric Theatre

Stuart, FL

Tue, APR 5, 2022

Birchmere

Alexandria, VA

Fri, APR 8, 2022

City Winery-NYC

New York City, NY

Sun, APR 10, 2022

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ

Wed, APR 13, 2022

The Egg

Albany, NY

Fri, APR 15, 2022

City Winery Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

Thu, MAY 19, 2022

Stoughton Opera House

Stoughton, WI

Sat, MAY 21, 2022

Woodstock Opera House

Woodstock, IL

Mon, MAY 23, 2022

City Winery

Chicago, IL

Thu, MAY 26, 2022

Memorial Hall OTR

 

 




CHRIS HILLMAN

APPEARS WEEK OF

NOVEMBER 16TH 2021

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with RAY SHASHO

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