GARTH HUDSON of “The Band” started his illustrious musical journey playing the Detroit/Windsor area in the late ’50s with Paul London and the Capers. He toured Southern Ontario, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas in the early ’60s with Ronnie Hawkins. Garth and bandmates soon became Bob Dylan’s band on his first worldwide electric tour. The Dylan years lead The Band to relocate to Woodstock, New York in the late ’60s. The Band’s first release, Music from Big Pink, was critically acclaimed as one of the most influential records in rock history. You will hear Garth’s wizardry on Norah Jones’s Feels Like Home, on Hal Willner’s tribute to Charlie Parker Bird Up, the Gipsy KingsRoots, Los LobosRide, and Neko Case’s Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. Garth’s long-awaited first solo CD, The Sea To The North, was released in 2001. Garth co-produced and recorded on Burrito Deluxe’s The Whole Enchilada. He contributed unheard tracks from his personal vault to Capitol Records’ six-disc The Band: A Musical History box set. Garth and Maud have released their duo CD, LIVE at the WOLF, as well as Garth’s CD of Music For Our Lady Queen Of The Angels. He recorded on Daniel Lanois’ album Here Is What Is, and appears in Daniel's Feature Film of the same name. Garth enjoys composing, arranging and performing with Maud and his eleven-piece band named The Best! JUNO Hall of Fame (The Band), 1989 • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (The Band), 1994 • Canada South Blues Society, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2002 • Hamilton Music Award, Instrumentalist of the Year, 2005 • Hamilton Dofasco Lifetime of Achievement Award (The Band), 2007 • Grammy Lifetime of Achievement Award (The Band), 2008.

joins her husband Garth on vocals. She is a remarkable and versatile singer who is known for her unique renditions of both familiar and obscure songs. She grew up in Los Angeles, where she met Garth. Among those she has performed and recorded with are The Band, Norah Jones, Albert Collins, Paul Butterfield, Clifford Scott, Hirth Martinez, Dr. John, Cyndi Lauper, Geoff Muldaur, Eric Andersen, Kevin Hearn, Don Crawford, Gavin Friday, Mary Margaret O’Hara, and The Sadies. Rick Danko described Maud as a brilliant singer and she has received praise from Robert Hilburn of the LA Times and Greil Marcus among other notable critics. No Depression Magazine wrote, “Maud sang with such unadorned elegance that it hushed the packed hall.”

(last update 01 Jun 2010)


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