The Band's Garth Hudson Files For Bankruptcy
Garth Hudson, founding member of seminal rock act the Band, has filed for bankruptcy for a third time and faces foreclosure on his home in New York's Hudson Valley.Garth Hudson, founding member of seminal rock act the Band, has filed for bankruptcy for a third time and faces foreclosure on his home in New York's Hudson Valley.
Hudson, 64, keyboard and horn player, is to perform in Woodstock on Aug. 24 to celebrate his first solo album, "The Sea to the North." Foreclosure on his house and 30 acres in nearby Kingston is scheduled for Aug. 21. The album is due out Sept. 11 via Woodstock Records, but available now via the Breeze Hill Records site.
Michael Pinsky, Hudson's lawyer for the third bankruptcy filing, told the local Daily Freeman newspaper that his client has struggled with hard times. "He has been bravely working through several challenges, including the death of former partner Rick Danko," Pinsky said. Danko died in 1999. He and Hudson were working on an album.
Hudson, Danko, Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, and Richard Manuel were Bob Dylan's backup group before making it big with their own 1968 album "Music From Big Pink."
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