Howe Gelb – alegrias

Howe Gelb alegrias2

Howe Gelb is a Texas based singer/songwriter. He has been making great americana albums for a few decades, sometimes under his own name, sometimes with his band Giant Sand. Gelb has a charactaristic dark and dusty sound and his output is always of great quality. He has been working with different musicians through the years and has also been experimenting with different styles, like gospel on `Sno Angel Like You. For this 2010 record he has teamed up with a group of local Flamenco artists from Cordoba, who call themselves The Band Of Gypsies. Gelb is one of the few extraordinary artists that would dare to try to implement flamenco in his music and actually succeed. And still the result is unmistakenly a Howe Gelb output!

The album has nice artwork too, and especially the picture disc is lovely.

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