Sylvie reunited with Howe Gelb – the legendary founder and front-man of Giant Sand who produced Sylvie – and bass player Thoger Lund, who played alongside Howe on Sylvie’s album – for two shows in California. The first was in Big Sur at the Henry Miller Library, where Sylvie performed a Leonard Cohen show soon after the release of her book I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen in 2012. The second show was at San Francisco venue The Chapel – here’s a brief review of the show in Bay Bridged.
In-between shows, Sylvie played Howe ten of her new songs, which he now has on his iPhone. They’re hoping to record her second album together later this year.