Blacky Ranchette may be the alter ego of Howe Gelb, leader from the post-punk country-rock music group Giant Fine sand. He produced the Music group of Blacky Ranchette within the mid-’80s in an effort to explore direct country music, however the group’s three albums even so resonated with Gelb’s Neil Teen and Gram Parsons obsessions. The Music group of Blacky Ranchette’s eponymous debut record premiered on New Rose Information in 1985. Its follow-up, Heartland, made an appearance on Zippo Information in 1986. Four years afterwards, the group released its third and last effort, Sage Assistance; this time around, their record label was Demon.