Initially hired with the caveat that he would provide the other members of The Band with music lessons, Garth’s status as impresario within the group is indisputable. Equally adept with technology and technique, he created a maelstrom of sound not heard before or since. Eschewing the traditional Hammond organ for a Lowry (as well as innumerable other instruments), Garth created an indescribable sonic aura around The Band, lending them a ineffable mystique. All one needs to hear is his “Genetic Method,” his unforgettable, improvisational intro to “Chest Fever,” to be bowled over by his lovable wizardry.
"The Last Waltz" - 1978
Listen to Garth weave his sonic tapestry from The Band's landmark concert film "The Last Waltz".