Howe Gelb – Bard of the Southwest Comes to Denver

June 12th at 6:30 and 9:00 PM MAS Eclectic Concerts and Dazzle present Howe Gelb, frontman of Giant Sands, a Southwestern rock group out of the Tucson desert. He makes his Denver debut on the Chandelier Stage at Dazzle at Baur’s before returning to Europe. General Admission tickets ($25) will be limited and may be purchased at dazzledenver.com.

Dazzle at Baur’s | June 12, 2019 :: 6:30 & 9 PM
1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

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About Howe Gelb

Gelb, rocker, jazzman, poet and bluesman, reinvented himself as a composer of standards. He will perform on the Dazzle Steinway accompanied by a vocalist and a bassist, performers TBD. He returns to the piano, an instrument he resented as a teen so much he nearly felt guilt when a Susquehanna River flood ‘splintered’ the family instrument. But he didn’t escape the piano, not listening to Thelonious Monk and Tommy Flannigan. At the end of 2016 he released his fourth solo record, Future Standards, filled with songs for a smoky piano bar sung by Howe Gelb and Lonna Kelley. These playful songs about love add to the American songbook. Future Standards was followed up with Further Standards in late 2017. Gelb’s lyrics banter and spar with lines that rival Gershwin. His 2019 release, Gathered will be celebrated at this startling original concert in Denver. In this eclectic collection that includes the voices of his daughter and M. Ward he rolls his own standards into an album with tributes to Moon River and Leonard Cohen’s A Thousand Kisses Deep. “Howe’s tempered balladry on ‘Gathered’ captures all the beauty of everyday complex relationships, sideways glances and all that stems from such a smile. The title track reminisces on the big day and its rites of union. Howe’s a hapless and hopeless romantic at heart.” Fire Records.

According to the UKs’ Record Collector magazine, “Gelb’s melodic dexterity and wicked way with words makes for an enormously appealing album – think the Tom Waits of The Heart Of Saturday Night encouraging Cole Porter to bunk off and spend the afternoon shooting craps and gargling bourbon.”

This one time Denver date by Howe Gelb will be a celebration of his recording career from the first release in 1985 with Giant Sands to producing albums with K.T. Tunstall to his new release Gathered. Reserve your tickets now.


Dazzle at Baur’s | June 12, 2019 :: 6:30 & 9 PM
1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

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“Howe Gelb has been recording for 30 years as the leader of Giant Sand, a Southwestern band with many lineups and guises centered on his conversational vocals: twangy, mariachi-tinged, jazzy, noisy, trivial, metaphysical.” The New York Times