Post Tagged with: "Garth Hudson"

Exploring Deep Cuts from the Band’s Underrated Stage Fright: Gimme Five

Exploring Deep Cuts from the Band’s Underrated Stage Fright: Gimme Five

‘Stage Fright,’ issued on August 17, 1970, was the Band’s highest-charting LP. But there’s still much to discover inside these overlooked moments.

Garth Hudson on the Band’s influences, Basement Tapes, tragic losses

Garth Hudson on the Band’s influences, Basement Tapes, tragic losses

The Band’s Garth Hudson, celebrating an Aug. 2 birthday, discusses overcoming tragedy, the sounds that inspire, and his love affair with the Lowry.

Garth Hudson, “Little Island” from The Sea to the North (2001): Across the Great Divide

Garth Hudson, “Little Island” from The Sea to the North (2001): Across the Great Divide

On an album that justly earned accolades for touching upon every element of Garth Hudson’s roving genius, this grace-note finale often gets overlooked.

Garth Hudson, “Garth Largo” from Largo (1998): Across the Great Divide

Garth Hudson, “Garth Largo” from Largo (1998): Across the Great Divide

Garth Hudson’s genius has been rightly celebrated across all manner of disciplines. “Largo,” perhaps his least-heralded triumph, reminds us why.

The Band’s Garth Hudson on why The Basement Tapes are still ‘special and treasured’

The Band’s Garth Hudson on why The Basement Tapes are still ‘special and treasured’

He carefully recorded and then stored ‘The Basement Tapes’ for decades. Now, Garth Hudson joins us to talk about this amazing trove of songs.

Deep Cuts from the Band’s Self-Titled 1969 Masterpiece: Gimme Five

Deep Cuts from the Band’s Self-Titled 1969 Masterpiece: Gimme Five

Even lesser-known tracks continue to yield important insights, decades later.

The Band, “Jupiter Hollow” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Jupiter Hollow” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975): Across the Great Divide

An odyssey toward imagination’s outer limits, with Garth Hudson as rocket fuel.

The Band, “Ophelia” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Ophelia” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975): Across the Great Divide

This song is Garth Hudson’s triumph, his musical testament, his masterpiece.

Rick Danko + Garth Hudson, “Blue River” from Danko/Fjeld/Andersen (1991): Across the Great Divide

Rick Danko + Garth Hudson, “Blue River” from Danko/Fjeld/Andersen (1991): Across the Great Divide

Perhaps unsurprisingly, former Band vocalist Rick Danko found renewed vigor within another collaborative experience on ‘Danko/Fjeld/Andersen.’

‘He left a heritage’: Garth Hudson, Amy Helm, Steve Berlin and Jimmy Vivino on Levon Helm

‘He left a heritage’: Garth Hudson, Amy Helm, Steve Berlin and Jimmy Vivino on Levon Helm

Levon Helm’s music was a homey as it was connective — with his history, with everyone’s.