Oral History Information
Garth Hudson sat down at the piano and played several classical works as the NAMM Oral History crew set up the camera and lights. He began by playing, stopping every once in a while, to review his notes. Garth spoke about his love for music and his first teacher in Canada who impressed upon him the importance of even touch when playing. He also talked about the piano company he worked at as a teenager and his introduction to the Lowery Organ, which he used often when recording with The Band and later Bob Dylan. Before the camera and lights turned off, Garth was sure to play a bit of the first song he ever learned, "Yankee Doodle Dandy!"