Howe Gelb is an American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer based in Tucson, Arizona.
Gelb's approach to music is collaborative and he has recorded with a number of side projects. In a 2004 interview with Gelb, The Guardian wrote "Gelb's way of dealing with it was to treat Giant Sand (not to be confused with his 1970s electro-rock band Giant Sandworms) as a loose, uncompetitive, mutually supportive musical collective, a place for friends to hang out and play. '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.'" In a 2006 interview, Gelb said "Sno Angel is now the name of this project. Like you had Arizona Amp, OP8 and all those other ones. So the way I regulate them is to keep them with their own flavour, and if this takes on a life of its own...which this may well do...it will make time for itself. I ain't got no plans, I never even thought we'd get to tour, but it had its own idea."
In 2013, he worked with the Scottish singer/songwriter KT Tunstall on her fifth studio album Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon. He co-wrote and co-produced, and sang on several songs. His own solo album entitled The Coincidentalist was released on New West Records in November 2013.
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