Giant Sand CD release show
Saturday, October 4th 7:00PM
Tucson, Arizona-based musician Howe Gelb will release the first Giant Sand album in nearly four years “proVISIONS” on Yep Records and Giant Sand holding the CD Release Party here at Club Congress!!!
“Giant Sand is a mood,” says Howe Gelb. The creative force behind the extended family that has comprised Giant Sand over the years, speaks of “yippity and happenstance” that arise to inspire the soundscape that is Giant Sand. The musical family tree of the Tucson, AZ group is long and illustrious, beginning in 1980 as The Giant Sandworms and later spawning bands like Calexico, The Friends of Dean Martinez and OP8.
Howe is one of Tucson’s greatest musical resource and we have been mining his talent since Volgy was in office. His legendary party antics have earned him a place in everyone’s heart and he continues to make insane amounts of friends and collaborators/co-conspirators.
Howe Gelb is the Kevin Bacon of the Southwest. Chances are, every musician in the region is connected to him in six degrees or less. He formed Giant Sand, which then spawned OP8, Calexico, the Friends of Dean Martinez, Band of Blanky Ranchette, and Arizona Amp and Alternator. He’s worked with Neko Case, Richard Buckner, Scout Niblett, Steve Wynn, Julie Doiron, Evan Dando, Via Tania, and John Parish. He passed along a demo tape of a then-unknown Grandaddy to V2.
Here’s a look at the cover art for this bad dog: