Giant Sand at Celtic Connections

For their first ever show in Glasgow Giant Sand landed at the ABC in Sauchiehall street as part of this years Celtic Connections. Howe Gelb has played several solo gigs here over the past ten years or so but this was the first full blown Sand experience and it was well worth the wait. While the latest album Blurry Blue Mountain featured heavily there was a fine nod to the current reissue programme by Fire Records who are releasing around 30 past Giant Sand/Howe Gelb records in remastered and expanded formats. Accordingly we were treated to blisteringly hot renditions of Thin Line Man and Valley of Rain in their full blown guitar mesh. While the crowd (and it was crowded) went wild for these Ride The Rails (from the latest album) matched them for intensity.
Blabber’N’Smoke was able to grab some time with Howe for an interview before the gig, some of which will be posted here soon. In the meantime here’s some pictures of the event.
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