BirthdayAugust 2, 1937
BirthplaceLondon, Canada

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Garth Hudson

    Full name: Garth Hudson
    Also known as: Garth Hudson, Hudson, Garth
    Professions: Soundtrack, Actor, Music Department
    Occupation: Musician, composer, producer, music teacher, keyboardist, pianist

  2. Garth Hudson Known for

    Raging Bull (1980), The Last Waltz (1978), Festival Express (2003), Eat the Document (1972)

  3. Garth Hudson Biography

    Eric Garth Hudson (born August 2, 1937) is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist. As the organist, keyboardist and saxophonist for Canadian-American rock group The Band, he was a principal architect of the group's unique sound. Hudson has been called "the most brilliant organist in the rock world" by Keyboard magazine.A master of the Lowrey organ, Hudson's orchestral tone sense and style anticipated many of the sonic advances of the polyphonic synthesizer. His other primary instruments are piano, electronic keyboards, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone and accordion. Despite his nearly endless musical talents, Hudson is not a vocalist and has only ever performed lead vocals in the Band for one song, "Young Blood". He has been a much-in-demand and respected session musician, performing with dozens of artists and earning the accolades of many including Elton John, who has cited him as an early influence. He also plays in a duo with his wife, Maud, and in 2002 joined his friend Sneaky Pete Kleinow in Burrito Deluxe, an offshoot of The Flying Burrito Brothers. He also has his own twelve-piece band, The Best!

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