Tuesday, December 16, 2008

For Release:

Hobo filmmaker Bill Daniel and rappin' cowboy Chris Sand are back on the road this winter, taking their show to every southern honky tonk, art space, punk house, and Elks Lodge they can find. "Authentic" and "underground" are good words to describe these two American artists.

Sand, aka "Sandman," performs a unique mix of Western ballads, cowboy poetry, and rap. Sand grew up on the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana, where he learned to rap and rhyme to the pulse of baling machines and irrigation pumps. A veteran of the Olympia, WA, music scene, Sand's current base is western North Dakota, where he drives semi nine months of the year and tours the U.S. and Canada the other three.

Itinerant documentarian Bill Daniel got his start photographing and touring with Texas punk bands in the '80s. In the '90s Daniel and his Bolex movie camera rode freight trains across the West, searching for the source of mysterious boxcar graffiti. His film, "Who is Bozo Texino?" chronicles his adventures uncovering the history of this mostly unknown folk art.

Sand and Daniel are both veterans of the road--each has done hundreds of shows across the US. Their tour van for this trip is a diesel modified to run on waste vegetable oil, so they are asking locals for hook ups to local grease dumpsters along the way.

[Photo by Emily Nash]

We're lookin' for shows in the South from mid-February to mid-March. Any ideas? Leave a comment.


Anonymous said...

the finest grease dumpster in the country is in winona minnesota, fool. you know what to do.

(that aside it's great that you and bill will be on the road again. i love his book and bozo texino. you must introduce us someday)

Anonymous said...

Roll Out Cowboy! See ya'al in Ooregone- "Mahatma"