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Howe Gelb cometh to NZ

Howe Gelb cometh to NZ

Wednesday 23rd July, 2008 12:00PM

Howe Gelb, songwriter legend from Giant Sand, will be visiting NZ this October

Sammys, Dunedin - Thu, 23 October
The San Francisco Bath House, Wellington - Fri, 24 October
4:20, Auckland - Sat, 25 October

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“My image of Gelb is of some sort of Southwestern mystic in the middle of musical convergences, like Van Morrison summoning forth mirages in the American desert.” - POPMATTERS.COM

May 30, 2008 (Chapel Hill, NC) – Tucson, Arizona-based musician Howe Gelb will release the first Giant Sand album in nearly four years; Provisions on September 2, 2008. The work will feature friends such as Isobell Campbell, Neko Case and M. Ward.

“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 Gelb has steadily amassed a prolific catalog of Giant Sand and solo material that spans the wealth of southwestern roots and lo-fi. Thick with musings scattered by desert winds, and soaked with eroding guitars and dusty piano, Provisions sonically explores love and loss in the socio-political climate of the modern world.

This incarnation of Giant Sand is comprised of Gelb, Danish musicians Thøger T. Lund (bass), Peter Dombernowsky (drums) and Anders Pedersen (slide guitar). It features talented friends/collaborators such as Neko Case, M. Ward, Isobell Campbell, Henriette Sennenvaldt, Lucie Idlout and Lonna Kelley.

A creeping cruise down a dark desert highway, these Provisions provide for the furthering ride of Giant Sand’s completely unique sonic legacy.

Howe is returning to NZ, for three solo shows in October, showcasing his dusty lo-fi happy accident songwriting:

Howe Gelb, New Zealand tour – October, 2008
Thursday 23 Dunedin - Sammies
Friday 24 Wellington - SFBH
Saturday 25 - Auckland 420

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