Thursday, February 24, 2005

Here's a variation to the bio that's currently on this website:

Sandman's music captures the moment when MTV hit every television in America and kids in Oklahoma started dressing like kids in the Bronx. This is fusion in the raw. Country hip hop folk cowboy punk rap--whatever you want to call it--Sandman's music is political, sexy, and distinctly western.

Sandman's childhood was spent running on the plains and in the hills of the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana. He was raised on cowboy poetry, part of his legacy as the great-grandson of pioneers. As a kid he learned to rap and rhyme to the beats of barbed wire and combines. When hip hop culture hit "the Rez" around 1983, Sandman found himself addicted. He got into Hank Williams and Dylan in his late teens, and his own unique voice began to emerge.

A prolific writer, Sandman has produced fifteen recordings and toured the country several times over. He has shared bills with acts ranging from Laura Love to the Microphones to Michael Franti and Spearhead. His style is so distinct that he can fit just about anywhere.

Sandman has stepped in enough cow manure to know that music isn't necessarily more worthwhile than a good night's rest, a tall glass of water, or silence. It's just another good thing in a world full of many good things. But if you are in the mood to kick it to a spaghetti western with a different beat, you will want to take a sip of this rappin' cowboy.

Thanks to Amanda Stark, Mary Sand, and Andras Jones for their input. If anyone else has anything to add, please do so below. "Selling" oneself to new audiences is tricky.


Anonymous said...

i think you could supplement your income as a professional writer. have you tried?
this is a beautiful bio. i'm hooked.

Anonymous said...

everyone's hooked.

thanks for the hidden secret.