producer and tuba player from Detroit, Michigan, whose family relocated to
Neptune, New Jersey, while he was still a youth. He went to Neptune High and his
classmates included Vini “Mad Dog”
Lopez and Johnny Lyon, who would eventually adopt the moniker, Southside
In the late
1960s, he made friends with Bruce Springsteen and was a member of The
Boss’s various bands, including the now legendary E Street Band. He appears on nearly every
Springsteen album, from 1973’s Greetings
from Asbury Park, N.J., through 1987’s Tunnel of Love.
It did not
preclude him from working with other artists, however. He also appeared on Waylon
Jennings’ 1976 album, Wanted! The Outlaws and Gary U.S.
Bonds’ 1981 comeback, Dedication.
got into production work and one of his early credits is “Crying,
Waiting, Hoping”, performed by Marshall Crenshaw on the soundtrack of
In 1989, Bruce
dissolved the E Street Band and Garry decided to move to Nashville,
Tennessee, and pursue his second career as a producer. He started up MoonDog
Studios and helped co-found D’Ville Record
Some of the
artists and groups he has worked with include The Believers, Sonny Burgess,
Julian Dawson, The Delevantes, Steve Earle, Steve
Forbert, The Hoopsnakes,
Evan Johns and His H-Bombs, Robert Earl Keen, Jr., Jim Lauderdale, Billy
Pilgrim, and Greg Trooper.
In 1995, he
reunited with The Boss on his folksy album, The Ghost of Tom Joad, and made the
cut on his Greatest Hits. Bruce and the E Street Band
officially got back together in 1999 when they went on a highly successful
international tour. It has been
back and forth between the road and the studio ever since. In 2002, Garry appeared on The Rising and took part in the
accompanying tour. He has since
appeared on Magic and Working on a Dream.
lives in Whitefish, Montana, and boasts an enormous collection of vintage
rock and roll 45s from the 1950s.
For more on
this multi-talented artist, check out his website, listed below.
Bruce Springsteen recordings
Held up without a Gun (Bruce Springsteen)
Hungry Heart (Bruce Springsteen)