Howe Gelb’s new 12 piece collective, Giant Giant Sand

Giant Giant Sand – Forever And A Day


Giant Giant Sand is the new expanded version of Howe Gelb’s Giant Sand for their forthcoming album “Tucson,” this 12-piece collective comprises of Thøger T. Lund, Peter Dombernowski, Anders Pederesen and Nikolaj Heyman (they’ve been a part of Giant Sand for the last 10 years) from Denmark, Lonna Kelley from Phoenix, Brian Lopez, Gabriel Sullivan and Jon Villa from Tucson, pedal steel player Maggie Bjorklund, violinists Asger Christensen and Iris Jakobsen as a string section from Denmark.

“Just when you thought Giant Sand couldn’t get any bigger, Howe Gelb has done just that by regrouping, expanding and magnifying his vision with the newest version of Giant Sand, calling it (appropriately enough) GIANT GIANT SAND. As a sort of homage, he’s named the album “Tucson” after the town he’s called home for forty years. This self-described country rock opera by one of music’s leading risk-takers, is set to be released on June 11th, 2012 on Fire Records.” (Fire Records)