Album Review: Giant Sand - Blurry Blue Mountain (Fire)

Giant Sand - Blurry Blue Mountain (Fire)

Howe Gelb , the long-term brains behind Arizona’s screwy country hybridists Giant Sand , has been releasing records for 30 years in myriad guises: only Stewart Lee will ever own all of them (citation needed – he is an überfan, though)....

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Giant Sand : London Barbican Hall

Giant Sand : London Barbican Hall

"It's like Christmas," exclaims a visibly chuffed Howe Gelb, as he surveys the 19 musicians around him. Tonight's gig, part of the Beyond Nashville festival, has turned into alt.country's take on one of those An Audience With programmes, with...

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Chore Of Enchantment

Chore Of Enchantment

Twenty years after Howe Gelb began his magnificent obsession with the dusty, godforsaken spaces of Arizona, this album confirms him as a founding father of modern Americana. It is full of the spry asides, parched landscapes and mercurial musical...

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