Crystal Transmission is the solo music of Margaret Garrett (the singing/guitar playing half of Sympathy Records band, Mr. Airplane Man).
Mr. Airplane Man has toured with bands like Holly Golightly, Reigning Sound, JSBX, Detroit Cobras, White Stripes, The Gories, Morphine and Kid Congo. Mr. Airplane Man’s music has also been featured in a variety of TV shows, films, and skate videos, including multiple episodes of The L Word and the film Crazy Eyes.
A few years ago, Margaret moved to the West Coast and began exploring solo performance, experimenting with a loop pedal to create layered melodies over which she could play leads on her cigar box guitar. A mishmosh of drone blues in the tradition of Jessie Mae Hemphill and Fred McDowell, fuzzy rock n roll of Velvets and Stooges and the love of Tuareg and Gnawa music,
Margaret has joined forces with Gregg Porter (drums) and Djim Reynolds (bass) in a PsychFolkBlues trio that takes off where Mr. Airplane Man left off.