Howe Gelb @ Kilkenny Arts Festival 2022
Howe Gelb has long been burdened with mantles such as ‘godfather of alt-country’ and ‘elder ambassador of desert rock’, but in truth he can’t be categorised. For 40 years Gelb has carved his own unique path through rock, country, blues, punk, garage, lo-fi, jazz, gospel and flamenco gypsy music, singing songs filled with vivid imagery and dry observations in a warm, infectious drawl. In his early years he was compared to Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Captain Beefheart. These days, artists are compared to Howe Gelb. Don’t miss this chance to catch a true original.