It finally happened. Winter arrived. Snow fell and we woke up this past Sunday with about three inches of the stuff. I’m glad it didn’t arrive earlier, as Friday saw me at KSVR for a four hour stint of music.
Take a step back a dozen years. The year was 2000 and Giant Sand was releasing their LP for Chore of Enchantment. Member Rainer Ptacek had just passed; Joey Burns and John Convertino broke away to focus on Calexico instead. Main man Howe Gelb, though, stood his ground and continued to release albums under the… Continue reading Giant Sand reissues “Chore of Enchantment”
One part a spoken whisper, another a harmonically sung tune, Howe Gelb‘s vocals are near mystical in their folk simplicity. These are vocals that, despite their light playful nature, can send chills down your arms. And, being a master of his trade, Gelb backs his voice with expert performers and well-crafted lyrics. “4 Door Maverick”… Continue reading Howe Gelb: 4 Door Maverick [mp3]