"The Band's" Garth Hudson w/ Sister Maud Hudson

The Jack Richardson London Music Awards presents

"The Band's" Garth Hudson w/ Sister Maud Hudson

Denise Pelley, Priscilla Wright, Medway High School Jazz Band

Sat, November 12, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


"The Band's" Garth Hudson w/ Sister Maud Hudson
"The Band's" Garth Hudson w/ Sister Maud Hudson
This event is a Celebration for the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz and the Grand Opening of The Jack Richardson London Music Hall Of Fame! To celebrate this wonderful occasion we welcome a special performance by London's own Garth Hudson, Priscilla Wright, Denise Pelley and a special tribute performance by the Medway High School Jazz Band. We welcome all to join us for light hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction with Unique music memorabilia and a night of live music and celebration!

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.

Hudson was born in Windsor, Ontario, but moved with his family to London, Ontario, when he was three years old. Classically trained in piano, music theory, harmony and counterpoint, Hudson wrote his first song at the age of eleven and first played professionally with dance bands in 1949 at the age of twelve. Fearing that his parents would think he was squandering his years of music education by playing in a rock and roll band, Hudson joined the band on the condition he be given the title "music consultant" and that his band mates each pay him $10 a week for music lessons.

In August 1965, Bob Dylan recruited the band (without Ronnie Hawkins) to accompany him on his controversial 1966 "electric" tour of the United States, Australia and Europe. Hudson's recordings of their collaborations resulted in The Basement Tapes. By 1968, they recorded their debut album, Music from Big Pink. The album was recorded in Los Angeles (at Capitol) and New York (at A&R Studio). Capitol originally announced that the group would be called the Crackers, but when Music from Big Pink was released they were officially named the Band. By 1968, they recorded their debut album, Music from Big Pink.
Venue Information:
London Music Hall - CA
185 Queens Ave.
London, ON, N6A 1J1

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