A side project of Howe Gelb (Giant Sand).
Howe Gelb lassoed together the first Band of Blacky Ranchette twenty years ago. “We were reckless and young,” he reminisces, “trying to deliver some element of the old country records that we thought were so great.”
Talented musicians like Rainer Ptacek, Chan Marshall (Cat Power), Neko Case, Kurt Wagner (Lambchop), M.Ward, Richard Buckner etc contribute to the albums. Albums: * The Band of Blacky Ranchette (1985)
* Heartland (1986)
* Sage Advice (1990)