The dream of having his own solo album began when Garth was left alone on stage during a New Year’s Eve concert by “The Band”. He had planned to play the traditional Auld Lang Syne at the stroke of midnight but had started playing too early so he had to improvise with whatever came to his mind which impressed the audience, one in particular, Richard Wall.

Hudson, a distinguished keyboard master performs an eclectic mixture of tunes on this CD. He shows the audience his talents using the pipe organ, keyboards, saxophones and the accordion. His wife, Maud Hudson joins in with the vocals.

Included is “The Breakers” where Hudson plays the Tenor Saxophone, Accordion, Synthesizer and the Acoustic Piano. Then there is “Dark Star” which has a different tune but a great beat. He is accompanied by The Crowmatix here with Gary Burke, Mike Dunn, Aaron “Professor Louie” Hurwitz, Mike DeMicco, Jim Eppard and Marie Spinosa and his wife Maud on vocals.

This album was produced by Aaron L. Hurwitz and Garth Hudson. Recording Locations were at The West End Methodist Church in Nashville Tennessee, amd at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, New York.

The Sea To The North is more than new music. It carries us into a virgin frontier with Garth Hudson blazing the trail. I proudly invite you to share this testament from the heart and soul of a modern musical master – Richard Wall, Spring 2001.

You can find this great CD at MVD.

Jan Barrett

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