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Giant Sand, originally The Giant Sandworms, is an American band formed in 1985, based in Tucson, Arizona, USA (although Los Angeles, California was its home for many years). Overseen by singer-songwriter-guitarist-pianist Howe Gelb, its membership has shifted over the years – at times with each album – though for a long while the drum and bass duties were handled by John Convertino and Joey Burns, who went on to form Calexico. Other members have included guitarist Rainer Ptacek, keyboardist… read more

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  • Avatar for elfonzobonzo
    My new favourite band!!
  • Avatar for d1lll1nger
    proVisions !
  • Avatar for IamFlood
    I'm surprised Howe Gelb hasn't gotten a job as a character actor typecast as Mephisto.
  • Avatar for BetterDaysEast
    Howe Gelb and Giant Giant Sand have a new album out titled "Tucson: A Country Rock Opera".
  • Avatar for BrainPies
    Are you guys kidding me? Without a doubt, start with Valley of Rain and just move forward chronologically! What a ridiculously underrated band and musical genius in Howe Gelb. Musicians and songwriters across the world know it, but its so sad that the indie listening community at large doesn't have a clue. It's strange that Calexico has developed such a large global following, yet so few know from where they came. .
  • Avatar for d1lll1nger
    the band!
  • Avatar for renandearaujo
    i think its my new favorite underground band
  • Avatar for Cox_of_Seagulls
    i like glum
  • Avatar for benjamintelfer
    I love this band.
  • Avatar for MrSouljacker
    Howe Gelb & many others say happy birthday to Bob Dylan:

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