In Conversation with Garrett Shider
Inside Episode 2 with Garrett Shider
Born on the Mothership of Parliament-Funkadelic’s rise to fame in 1978, Garrett Shider came out of the womb wailing for the hand-me-down diaper of his parent’s legacy. Son of P-Funk’s guitarist and vocalist Garry Shider, aka Starchild, aka Diaper Man, young Garrett began his life surrounded by his father’s infamous funk band.
For decades, his father continued touring as an accompanying frontman with the band, giving Garrett his first shots at recording on “Pumpin’ It Up” and a feature on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ song “Brothers Cup” when he was just seven years old. The wild antics incumbent of the band’s live performances and cult followings inspired Garrett to follow in his father’s legacy while proving his own original talent and carving a future for young African American guitarists.
Hosted, Edited, and Produced by Ben Tyree
Theme music is “Latitudes” by Ben Tyree from the 2020 album Lifelines
Photography by Deneka Peniston, Daryl Tillman, and Ben Tyree
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Ben Tyree is a musician, composer, and producer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He has toured and recorded with numerous artists in a multitude of musical genres traveling to perform at venues and festivals all over the United States and Europe. Tyree operates his own publishing company and record label, Sonic Architectures, where he has released a solo guitar recording as well as recordings with his jazz/funk/rock trio BT3.