Giant Giant Sand

Giant Sand is the primary outlet for the stylistic curveballs and sun-damaged songcraft of Howe Gelb, a Pennsylvania-born singer/guitarist who formed the four-piece Giant Sandworms after relocating to Tucson, Arizona in the mid-’70s. The Giant Giant Sand lineup includes Brian Lopez, Gabriel Sullivan and Jon Villa, who bring their Mex-Amer-i-can plunk to the band with a permeating cumbia style of playing, drawing on South American traditional music. Joining them all is a string section from Aarhus, Denmark including violinists Asger Christensen and Iris Jakobsen.