Howe Gelb, Mark Eitzel

Howe Gelb

Mark Eitzel

Sat, April 8, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

Tickets at the Door

Howe Gelb
Howe Gelb
Howe Gelb was born and raised in the coal-mining town Wilkes-Barre, Penn. He moved to Tucson in the late 1970s where he met Rainer Ptacek and formed Giant Sandworms. They relocated to NYC for a year and Giant Sand emerged as Howe returned to Tucson; and recorded a half dozen albums with the band in the 1980s. After his divorce from bassist Paula Brown, he moved to the Joshua Tree area. He returned to Tucson after discovering Joey Burns and inviting him into Giant Sand. They recorded eight more albums in the 1990s and, after Rainer died, the band split in two with the rhythm section becoming Calexico. After the turn of the century, he recorded several more Giant Sand albums and award-winning solo releases. In the past five years, Giant Sand grew to Giant Giant Sand before disbanding. Howe's latest musical endeavor is the release of Future Standards' a jazz-tinged trip reflecting Frank Sinatra, Thelonious Monk, Mose Allison and Dave Brubeck.
Mark Eitzel
Mark Eitzel
Mark Eitzel's tenth solo album and his first in three years, Hey Mr Ferryman, will be released on January 27, 2017.

Hey Mr Ferryman is Eitzel's first full studio album recorded entirely in London. It was made at 355 Studios with Mercury Prize winner Bernard Butler (ex-Suede, McAlmont & Butler), who has produced and/or recorded albums with Tricky, Ben Watt, Bert Jansch, Edwyn Collins, and more. Butler produced Hey Mr Ferryman and played all of the electric guitar, bass, and keyboard parts on the album.

Hey Mr Ferryman features the vivid melodies long associated with Eitzel's former band American Music Club—which remains a cult favorite to this day—as well as Butler's distinctive guitar that serves to complement Eitzel's expressive vocals. Of that voice, Pitchfork once wrote, "If Leonard Cohen's voice is a story about the passage of time and Levon Helm's is a story about losing what is most precious to you, Eitzel's is about the circuitous roads we take in search of ourselves."
Venue Information:
Monty Hall
43 Montgomery St.
Jersey City, NJ, 07302
http://wfmu.org/montyhall