Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan, Asleep at the Wheel)

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A master of swing and the almighty groove on upright and electric, and a sharp dresser to boot, Tony Garnier’s remarkable career spans rock, folk, jazz, country, pop, and blues.

He is Bob Dylan’s musical director and longest serving sideman, and has plied his craft on stage and in the studio with several notable ensembles including Asleep at the Wheel, David Johansen/Buster Poindexter, the Saturday Night Live Band, Robert Gordon, Lucinda Williams, Tom Waits, The Lounge Lizards, and Paul Simon to cite a select few.

Tony’s grandfather, D’Jalma Garnier,  led the legendary New Orleans’ Camelia Brass Band. Garnier also works as a producer when he’s not anchoring Bob’s “Never Ending Tour” – helming slabs by The Lost Brothers among others. Tony’s numerous weapons of choice include Rickenbacker, Fender Precision and Jazz, Gibson and Lakeland basses.

Dig Tony with Dylan on this live version of “Things Have Changed”

Dig Tony with Asleep at the Wheel “Take Me Back to Tulsa”

Dig Tony with Buster “Oh Me Oh My”