26 – 29 Jun 2015, Worthy Farm, Pilton
Giant Sand
Giant Sand
Sat 27 Jun 2015 The Park Stage
The Best-connected Songwriter in Music

Although many, many indie-rock luminaries have passed through the ledger of Giant Sand’s band members, including PJ Harvey, Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelly, Juliana Hatfield, Vicki Peterson of the Bangles and former Belle & Sebastian cellist and singer Isobel Campbell, this is not a supergroup or a jam band. It’s more of a busman’s holiday for musicians who want to kick back and let someone else be in charge for a while.

These, then, are the fully-realised and yet also scuffed country-folk-other visions of Howe Gelb, a prodigious songwriting talent who has steered his changeable band into recording 28 studio albums. This year’s Heartbreak Pass marks the band’s 30th year of existence in typically unorthodox style. 6 Music’s Gideon Coe is a fan, as are Lauren Laverne and Elbow’s Guy Garvey, which, if nothing else, does throw up the possibility of still more musical signatures to add to that ledger before too much longer.

Although many, many indie-rock luminaries have passed through the ledger of Giant Sand’s band members, including PJ Harvey, Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelly, Juliana Hatfield, Vicki Peterson of the Bangles and former Belle & Sebastian cellist and singer Isobel Campbell, this is not a supergroup or a jam band. It’s more of a busman’s holiday for musicians who want to kick back and let someone else be in charge for a while.

These, then, are the fully-realised and yet also scuffed country-folk-other visions of Howe Gelb, a prodigious songwriting talent who has steered his changeable band into recording 28 studio albums. This year’s Heartbreak Pass marks the band’s 30th year of existence in typically unorthodox style. 6 Music’s Gideon Coe is a fan, as are Lauren Laverne and Elbow’s Guy Garvey, which, if nothing else, does throw up the possibility of still more musical signatures to add to that ledger before too much longer.

Giant Sand at Glastonbury 2015

Set List on The Park Stage on 27 Jun 2015 at Worthy Farm, Pilton

Pen to Paper
Ride The Rail
Home Sweat Home
Calm After the Storm
Man On A String
The Eye Opening
Transponder
Steady On
Tumble and Tear