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.
My overview of the life and music of Gram Parsons, considered part of the foundation of country-rock, alt. country and Americana.