Amos Garrett

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

26 November 1941, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Raised in Canada from the age of four, Garrett began playing guitar as a child and while still in his teens performed with bands in Montreal and Toronto. During this period, he also made regular visits to Montreal’s Esquire Club where he heard live performances by blues and R&B masters such as Fats Domino, B.B. King and T-Bone Walker. Over the years, Garrett became an in-demand session player. Among artists he has backed, sometimes in concert, oft times on record are Ruth Brown, Solomon Burke, Paul Butterfield, Emmylou Harris, Jay McShann, Maria Muldaur (for whom he was musical director for six years and was especially notable on her hit single ‘Midnight At The Oasis’), Anne Murray (appearing on ‘Snowbird’), Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Wonder.

Resident in Turner Valley, Alberta, Canada, Garrett works mainly in his adopted country, including leading the house band at the...

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