Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Chris "Sandman" Sand, the Rappin' Cowboy

During Andy's show in Alpine (the last weekend of February), he randomly met a guy by the name Chris Sand, who dubs himself the "Rappin' Cowboy". I suppose he has rights to call himself that, since there are no other rapping cowboys, at least none that I know of. We had just seen Chris perform a month or so before this in Elko, NV, and really enjoyed his show. So, Chris caught up with us for our yearly hangout at Billy Faier's house in Marathon, TX, after the Alpine show. Being somewhat of a troubadour, Chris said he may just catch up with us in Lubbock, if his travels led him our way. This past weekend, Chris came and did a little house show in our living room for about 15 of our friends.

Andy and Andy played a few songs to bring in the evening.

Then Chris took over, with his own stuff - a combination of rap, cowboy music and poetry, and his ridiculously funny humor.
Notice the campfire he brought with him. It was just what our living room lacked.
Chris sells vintage pillowcases and t-shirts with his logo screenprinted on them. They're pretty cool! Notice the merch table also duals as our dining table.
Here are a few of our friends in attendance:
(Sidenote: This is why I love Salem and Whitney.)We closed out the evening with a little jam session, where Miss Ashley Howell graced us with her beautiful voice.

The concert was excellent! If you haven't, check out Chris' website . I have to say "Persian Den of Sin" is probably my favorite!

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