Billy's Inspiration and Co-conspirators
Sullivan currently tours as a solo artist with just him and his guitar, or with backing bands upwards of ten musicians. He performs and collaborates regularly with Tucson staple Howe Gelb. Sullivan has produced multiple albums for other artists over the past couple of years.
Brian Lopez is making Tucson a new source for irresistible music. With his charming voice, great sense of humor and enough energy to do it all, Brian is giving a new name to world music
The band hails from the Tucson indie rock scene; core members Brian Lopez and Gabriel Sullivan are integral part of Giant Sand’s current incarnation, in the past produced, toured or recorded with the likes of William Sedlmayr, KT Tunstall, Calexico. But XIXA wanders far and wide, into the psychedelia of Amazon backwaters, the bumping grind of chicha, quirky electronics, loud indie-rock and desert blues (Imarhan’s and Tamashek rock legend Tinariwen’s Sadam Iyad Imarhan collaborated with XIXA to write “World Goes Away”.), surrounded by the obscure side of the American southwest.
Dan Stuart is a songwriter, author and habitual expat last spotted in Mexico City. He was a founding member of Green on Red and Danny & Dusty in the 80's before leaving the music business in 1995 for a decade and a half. His comeback solo record in 2012 has the same title as his 2014 false memoir: The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings, both available through Cadiz Music, London. That was followed by Marlowe's Revenge recorded with Mexico City's Twin Tones and released in 2016 through Cadiz Music in UK & Europe and on Fluff & Gravy Records in the Americas. The last of the trilogy, The Unfortunate Demise of Marlowe Billings, was released in the fall of 2018 along with a novel of the same name. For more details go here. Vocalist, guitarist and drummer
American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer based in Tucson, Arizona and the bandmate of Billy in Giant Sandworms. An ubiquitous collaborator. “His work has never acknowledged any borders that might theoretically exist between mariachi waltzes, psychedelic guitar rock, uptown piano jazz, or dusty improvised C&W“ (Pitchfork)
The sun-scorched musical ensemble helmed by Howe Gelb. The epitome of desert rock and beyond. A Tucson legend that recently rebirthed as Giant Giant Sand.