JOHN PEDERSEN was born and raised on the Hudson River near Albany in historic Upstate New York. His grandfather was a fiddler and banjo player who, along with numerous other musical relatives, steered him down the path of folk music.
He spent several years in Toronto doing stringed instrument repairs and winning the affection of his wife Judy. In the mid 70’s they moved to San Anselmo, California, in Marin County, where they went to work at Amazing Grace Music store. They eventually bought it and continue to operate it.
John’s abilities as a Master Luthier have earned him a wide following among players from all over the country.
He is an avid motorcyclist and has owned and rebuilt many bikes, as well as being a founding member of the Roadoilers Vintage Motorcycle Club.
John’s surfing reputation was made on large boards and small waves and his accordion playing career is rightfully non-existent.
He plays fiddle and banjo with his band, handily also called The Roadoilers.
John is thrilled that his friends and family have given him enough story material to write novels. He is also the author of the novel “Scroll and Curl”.