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City

Grand Rapids

State

MI

Country

US

Bio

Since he was a kid, Derrick has had an odd passion for music. The words, emotion and melody are best described as saturating to him. Music evokes a spiritual sentience that is held in high regard by all who know him. Although Derrick says his purpose for writing music is to return that effect to others, it is clear in his performances that there is a more personal devotion. His intensity and connection to his music is spectacular to witness.
Derrick picked up a guitar in college which transformed his poetry to song and as he puts it, “…was a lot more fun than writing to a tamborine or the tap of my pen.” But prose and his voice are his true passion.
He has worked with only a handful of incredible musicians, been in two bands and discourages any title resembling “Guitarist”. He loves to write a song and develop it with a “real guitarist” as he puts it.
Derrick writes from within himself giving life and a broad realness to his songs that penetrate.
His inspiration comes from his love for life, his family and nearly everything around him.

Basics

First Name

Derrick

Last Name

Hedstrom

Nickname

derrick-chad