With The Happiest Times I Ever Ignored, Texas guitarist Hayden Pedigo wordlessly shares stories of fate and sustaining hope. A meticulous and detailed player, he’s spent the last decade refining and shaping his sound, pushing for ultimate clarity of expression. But just give that cover painting by Jonathan Phillips a good look: Pedigo is just as interested in stoking creative impulses that align him with his comedic heroes—here’s a guitarist who borrows from Harmony Korine nearly as much as John Fahey and names albums after quotes by National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney. Pedigo joins us to discuss bringing the unexpected into his work.
Guitarist Hayden Pedigo joins us to discuss his latest, Letting Go, a pristine and gentle collection of acoustic guitar songs—and why he’s determined to refuse the stuffiness often associated with his genre.
“Our native soil draws all of us, by I know not what sweetness, and never allows us to forget,” wrote the poet Ovid, in exile from his native Rome in […]
Not sure what you had accomplished musically by the time you hit 20 years of age, but I’m fairly certain Hayden Pedigo has you beat. But hey, age is just a […]