Bio

Born the son of a Baptist pastor in Hamilton, Ohio in 1954, he was introduced to music in his father’s church. He started playing drums and guitar at age eight. By the time he reached thirteen, Garrett says he had mastered the basics of lead guitar. Playing songs by “The Ventures,” “Lonnie Mack,” “Eric Clapton,” “The Beatles,” and “The Rolling Stones,” not to mention blues men like, “BB King,” “Robert Johnson,” and “Muddy Waters.”

At age fourteen he played his first paid gig playing guitar and singing. Garrett has worked and performed with several well-known artists over the years to his credit. Joel “Razorsharp” Johnson founding member and keyboardist for “Parliament Funkadelic.” Ray Martin (son of bluegrass fame, Jimmy Martin) of “Lighthouse,” Bill Bartlett guitarist of the 60’s pop group “The Lemon Pipers and 70’s rock group “Ram Jam.” Denny “Dumpy” Rice writer and pianist for “Lonnie Mack,” and also the late great “Conway Twitty,” along with Mississippi’s own blues man “Johnny Rawls” to mention a few.

What makes Eddie different than most composers (musicians and singers) and sets him apart is the fact that not only does he write all the songs, but he also writes all the instrument tracks of each tune. He also plays most, if not all of the instruments as well as the lead and harmony vocals. One should note that he plays each instrument at a professional level, not to mention all the vocal parts. He engineers/produces his own creation from beginning to end. To date (2016) Eddie has 15 albums having recorded over 175 original tunes.

Garrett lives in Sarasota, Florida where he has called home for over 25 years. Once one experience’s Eddie Garrett from his CD’s, or live with his “All-Star Band,” they will no doubt become a fan. Garrett has often stated that “… music is a lot like women, they not only need to be heard, but more importantly, felt.”

— Each song on each album on this site has been copywritten/registered through the Library Of Congress & the sole ownership of Eddie Garrett who is the writer, arranger & producer of said tunes —