Garth Hudson Net Worth: 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. As of 2016, Hudson and fellow musician Robbie Robertson are the last original members of The Band who are still alive.
A master of the Lowrey organ, Hudson’s orchestral tone sense and style anticipated many of the sonic advances of the polyphonic synthesizer. His other primary instruments are piano, electronic keyboards, saxophone (alto, tenor, soprano, baritone, bass), and accordion. He has been a much-in-demand and respected session musician, performing with dozens of artists and earning the accolades of many, including Elton John, who has cited him as an early influence.
Upon joining the Hawks, Hudson took the opportunity to negotiate a new Lowrey organ as part of his package. This is significant as he was one of the few organ players in rock and roll and in rhythm and blues to eschew the Hammond organ. The Lowrey organ offered a different mix of features, and Hudson stayed with Lowrey right through Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks, Bob Dylan and the Band, playing three different models: originally a Festival (FL) console, which was replaced by a Lincolnwood TSO-25 during 1969, and later still a horseshoe console H25 model, as depicted in The Last Waltz.
Garth Hudson Net Worth: $1 Million