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Eric Garth Hudson (b. August 2, 1937 in Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian musician. As the organist and keyboardist for Canadian-American rock group The Band, he was a principal architect of the group’s unique sound. 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. He has been a much-in-demand session musician, performing with dozens of artists. He also plays in a duo with his wife, Maud, and in 2002 joined his friend Sneaky Pete Kleinow (d. January 6, 2007) in another group, Burrito Deluxe, an offshoot of The Flying Burrito Brothers. He also has his own twelve piece band, The Best!

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  • Tron1276

    love you garth.

    22 Mar 2011 Reply
  • tdogg111

    beautiful piano and man, going to get his stuff for sure

    29 Dec 2008 Reply
  • dmaxRadio

    Buy his stuff, direct from him where possible. He doesn't deserve to be in dire financial straits. Genius. Inspiration. Legend.

    25 Jul 2008 Reply
  • bottledbohemia

    I'm sure that Garth's beard would not like to be reproduced on anyone 'cept Garth =P

    7 Jul 2006 Reply
  • logansdlsdf

    I want to grow a beard like his but I'm not allowed.

    26 Jun 2006 Reply
  • logansdlsdf

    Garth is an absolute genius.

    10 Feb 2006 Reply

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