Garry Tallent erblickte am 27. Oktober 1949 in Detroit, MI das Licht der Welt. Seine Eltern zogen mit den fünf Kindern wenige Jahre später nach Neptune, NJ. Dort traf er auf "Southside" Johnny Lyon, Vini "Maddog" Lopez und Bruce Springsteen. Garry Tallent spielt seit 1971 mit Bruce Springsteen zusammen und fungiert ausserdem als Studiomusiker und Produzent. Seine musikalischen Vorbilder sind James Jamerson, Donald "Duck" Dunn und Paul McCartney. Garry Tallent gründete 1999 das Musiklabel "D'Ville Records" und führt ein Aufnahmestudio in Whitefish, MO. 

Southern man. My lovely friend.
    Great bass player. Rock and Roll
      aficionado whose quiet and dignity
        graced my band and my life

          - Bruce Springsteen / Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame Intoducion, Mai 1999
Arbeiten mit anderen Künstlern: 

Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul
Men Without Women

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes
Messin’ With the Blues
Better Days

Steve Forbert
Mission of the Crossroad Palms

Ian Hunter
You’re Never Alone With a Schizophrenic

Gary U.S. Bonds
Dedication/On the Line

Emmylou Harris
Brand New Dance

Long About That Time

Randy Scruggs (and Johnny Cash)
Crown of Jewels

Steve Earle
I Feel Alright

Billy Joe Shaver
The Earth Rolls On

Robert Earl Keen Jr.
A Bigger Piece of the Sky

Sonny Burgess
Sonny Burgess

Paul Burlison
Train Kept a-Rollin’

Solomon Burke

P.F. Sloan

Sass Jordan
Get What You Give

Jim Lauderdale
Honey Songs
Patchwork River


"The Long Players": 
Seit 2004 ist Garry Tallent festes Mitglied der aus Nashville, TN stammende Tribute/Cover Band "The Long Players". Die fünfköpfige Musikformation macht es sich zur Aufgabe, Alben bekannter Musikgrössen nachzuspielen. Bisher haben “The Long Players” 50 Alben Live vor Publikum performt:
AC/DC - Back In Black 
Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You 
Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde 
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited 
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run 
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town 
Chuck Berry - Is On Top 
Credence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory 
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu 
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust 
Derek And The Dominoes - Layla 
Easy Rider - Soundtrack 
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True 
Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (RCA Debut Album) 
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours 
Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced? 
John Lennon - Imagine 
Led Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door 
Led Zeppelin - Zoso 
Neil Young - After The Goldrush 
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run 
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon 
Prince - Purple Rain 
Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story 
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club 
Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water 
Sly and the Family Stone - Stand! 
The Band - The Band 
The Beatles - Abbey Road 
The Beatles - Let It Be 
The Beatles - Meet The Beatles 
The Beatles - Revolver 
The Beatles - Rubber Soul 
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 
The Beatles - White Album 
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo 
The Cars - The Cars (Debut Album) 
The Clash - London Calling 
The Kinks - Lola vs. Powerman / The Merry Go Round 
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour 
The Pretenders - The Pretenders (Debut Album) 
The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. 
The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed 
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls 
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers 
The Who - Who's Next 
Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever 
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes 
U2 - The Joshua Tree 
Van Morrison - Moondance 

Neben E Street Bassist Garry Tallent, Bill Lloyd (Mitbegründer des Countryduos Foster & Lloyd), Steven Allen (Produzent und Mitbegründer der Pop-Band 20/20), Steve Ebe (Mitglied der Rockband Human Radio), John Deaderick (Studiomusiker bei Dixie Chicks, Michael McDonald und Patty Griffin) beteiligen sich an den Auftritten auch immer wieder namhafte Gastmusiker wie Tommy Womack, Southside Johnny, Allison Moorer, Chuck Mead, Bob Develante, Tracy Nelson, Steve Forbert, Radney Foster, Don Dixon oder Barry Walsh.

Garry Tallents Debüt Album - "Break Time":
Seit Januar 2016 ist Garry Tallents Debütalbum "Break Time" erhältlich. Das Werk umfasst 12 Songs und erschien im D'Ville Record Verlag.

"Fans always wonder what it is I do between E Street Band tours," Garry Tallent tells Backstreets. "This is my answer!" The aptly named Break Time is the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and E Street bassist's first solo album, on the label he co-owns, D'Ville Record Group. Garry sings, Garry writes, plays guitar and more, and the record is a hell of a lot of fun.
Available only on vinyl and digital download, Break Time debuts Garry's deeply personal and vibrant take on American rock 'n' roll in all its forms, from Cajun to honky-tonk, rockabilly, and rhythm and blues. "They're my songs," he tells us, "and I chose the ones that fit the mold of the album that I was trying to do, which is my tribute to the '50s. That's always been my favorite era of music." Garry qualifies, "It's not a Bruce Springsteen record," and from Chuck Berry to Buddy Holly to Lee Dorsey, Break Time has Garry wearing his '50s and '60s influences on his sleeve.
Recorded live to 8-track tape in Nashville at Paul Burch's Pan American Sound, the album was arranged on the spot, and Break Time's three-dimensional sound is just what you would expect from an artist who knows that great rock 'n' roll is part sonic and part soul. Having opened Moon Dog Studios in Nashville in the '90s, Garry is also revered as an exceptional producer and contributor to great hits like Gary U.S. Bonds, Southside Johnny, Steve Earle, and Robert Earl Keen, who have all tapped Tallent's ear and bass playing to make sonic alchemy happen in the studio. And now it's his own turn. Co-produced by Tallent, the album showcases not only his superb songwriting -- long admired by his peers but seldom in the spotlight -- but also his gift for bringing together players who have the perfect combination of craft and soul.
Garry's crack Nashville band includes co-producer and Los Straitjackets guitarist Eddie Angel, Johnny Cash's bassist Davie Roe, and master instrumentalist Fats Kaplin (Jack White, Beck); the album also features a few special guests, like Nils Lofgren singing harmonies on "Ooh La La," Doug Kershaw on "Bayou Love," Duane Eddy twanging it up on guitar on "Promise to My Heart," and Kristi Rose, who duets with Garry on the lead single "Stay Away," which he wrote with Southside Johnny Lyon.
Ooh La La
Bayou Love
Tell 'Em I'm Broke
Today's the Day
Promise to My Heart
I Love 'Em All
Ants in Her Pants
Say It Out Loud
If Love Would Change Your Mind
Stay Away (featuring Kristi Rose)
Why Do You Do Me Like That
The Band:
Jimmy Lester: drums
Dave Roe: standup bass
Eddie Angel: acoustic & electric guitars
Pats Kaplin: fiddle, mandolin, & banjo
Randy Leago: accordion and drums
Kevin Mckendree: piano
Garry Tallent: acoustic & electric guitars, vocals, percussion, and various silly noises 
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