Howe Gelb

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Howe Gelb
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Gelb performing in 2007
Background information
Birth nameHoward Gelb
Born1956 (age 6364)
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Origin Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Genres Indie rock, Americana, alt.country, roots rock, indie folk, folk-rock, lo-fi
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
LabelsOw Om, Loose Music
Associated acts Giant Sand, KT Tunstall
OP8
The Band of Blacky Ranchette
Arizona Amp and Alternator
Website howegelb.com

Howe Gelb (born October 22, 1956 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) [1] is an American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer based in Tucson, Arizona. [2]

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Projects

Gelb's approach to music is collaborative and he has recorded with a number of side projects. In a 2004 interview with Gelb, The Guardian wrote "Gelb's way of dealing with it was to treat Giant Sand (not to be confused with his 1970s electro-rock band Giant Sandworms) as a loose, uncompetitive, mutually supportive musical collective, a place for friends to hang out and play. 'I just liked the idea of having this kind of removed world, this brotherhood—the idea of a band being something more than a front person or dealing with the throes of fame.'" [3]

In 2013, he worked with the Scottish singer/songwriter KT Tunstall on her fourth studio album Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon . He co-wrote and co-produced, and sang on several songs. [4] His own solo album entitled The Coincidentalist was released on New West Records in November 2013. [5]

Discography [6]

Gelb at Aarhus Festival, Denmark (2015) Howe-gelb 03.jpg
Gelb at Aarhus Festival, Denmark (2015)

Giant Sand

Arizona Amp and Alternator

Howe Gelb

The Band of Blacky Ranchette

OP8

Filmography

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