My review of the just-released "Chris Hillman: The Asylum Years, a compilation of the country-rock innovator and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's two 1976-77 albums for Asylum Records.  Hillman's 2017 album Bidin' My Time, produced by the late Tom Petty, was a virtual summary of Hillman's decades in music. A Southern California bluegrass musician, Hillman went on to play electric bass in the original Byrds, to co-found the Flying Burrito Brothers with Gram Parsons, the band Manassas with Stephen Stills, the Souther-Hillman-Furay band with JD Souther and Richie Furay before he recorded these two albums. My podcast review of Bidin' My Time is here.

Published in Get Rhythm