Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sandman The Rapping Cowboy at Hideout Tonight #Album Review

Only merch table I've ever seen selling silk screened pillow cases!!   Check out an even odder assortment of one of a kind merch (beaver skull & birds nest anyone?) and more standard fare here.

We gave you a "save the date" heads up, last month, and today's the day.   The Sandman (AKA:   Chris Sand or The Rappin' Cowboy) will be playing tonight at Hideout!   He opens for local fav, Tony Rogers.   We'll be there to shoot the show and are setting up interviews as well.

Sandman's father to a recent baby girl, Stevie.

We got permission to repost this gorgeous shot of Sandman's wife, Hana, and new daughter, Stevie....Yes, there's life after birth, and tattooed parents rock!!

Check out our Pinterest Board all about How Creatives Parent and How Parents
Create, for our original video interviews with parents in bands, theatre and other creative fields, on how they strike a balance and how becoming parents influences their creative work and vice versa....

Tony Rogers

Tony Rogers


Thu 4/26

9:00 pm



Come on out for some hilarious folk-rap-country that defies description.    Chris Sand's documentary screened at Facets last year and he gave a mini concert in conjunction with the film.   Here's our film review and photo filled feature about Roll Out Cowboy in particular here  And more prior coverage.

We thoroughly enjoy his 2008 CD, Rough Notes from Otter Cove.   Sandman is pretty prolific and has a number of CDs out, but he said this is a good one to start with and kicked us a copy.  It has some kid appropriate tunes and more mature, irreverent material as well.   Purchase your own copy here or at Hideout tonight.

Rustic and playful. Highly listenable lo-fi production by Froseph Kujawa. Includes a limited edition 24-page lyrics booklet, handset and pressed on a 130-year-old print machine.

1. Crazy Animals
2. The Hermit
3. PO Box 7
4. Addie Paul
5. Artesian Lover
6. I Love Everyone
7. Natty Joy
8. Shelly The Sea Turtle
9. Wedding Song Man
10. Unabomber
11. End Of America

My kids adored Shelly The Sea Turtle and Crazy Animals, but at ages 8 & 11, they dug the silly, dark ones like Unabomber just as much.   There's nothing too over the top.  Addie Paul and my favorite, Natty Joy, are catchy and likely to get stuck in your head, when your brain goes into screensaver mode and you're not actively thinking of something else.   

Check out the artists' sites here, for song samples, merch and more.   
Chris Sand
Tony Rogers

Check out The Hideout's main site here for tickets and further information.


  1. Bonnie, you are amazing!

    Thank you for your commitment to excellence and detail. You make the world a better and more zesty place!

    Hugs from Brooklyn,
    Chris "Sandman" Sand

  2. Back at cha! :) Have a great DVD release.