Howe Gelb & A Band of Gypsies (2011)
You wouldn´t expect a Band of Gypsies alongside an American Singer from Tucson, Arizona, would you? Well, sometimes this Kind of strange Collaboration works out pretty fine, sometimes it fails, and sometimes it works perfect! Wich definately is the case here. A brilliant Album with a very unique Sound that catches you very soon. Howe Gelb has released about 50 (!) Albums since 1985, alone and with several Sideprojects, for Example the well known Band Giant Sand. All Albums are released on Owom Records. About his Music-Philosophy he says: '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."
His Voice and singing sounds often like a "Talkin-Blues" and reminds me a little bit on Lou Reed ...