Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Sandman Spring Tour 2019

May/June Tour Itinerary*

May 7 - Reno, NV
May 8 - Sacramento, CA, 7pm
May 9 - Petaluma, CA, 6-9pm
May 10 - Berkeley, CA, 7pm
May 11 - Somewhere near Midpines, CA
May 12 - San Luis Obispo, CA, 5pm
May 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ PSKaufman Footwear, 9pm
May 14 - Tucson, AZ, @ The Owl's Club, 8:30pm
May 15 - Bisbee, AZ @ Poco, 7pm
May 17 - Albuquerque, NM, 8:30pm
May 18 - Lubbock, TX, 7pm
May 19 - Marfa, TX
May 22 - Austin, TX, 7pm
May 24 - Memphis, TN, 7pm
May 25 - Nashville, TN, 6:30pm
May 31 - Pesotum, IL, 8pm
June 1 - Paoli, IN, 7pm
June 4 - Decorah, IA, 8pm
June 5 - Winona, MN, @ The Imaginarium w/ Mike Bird, 7pm
June 6 - Lincoln, NE, w/ The Shineys at Zoo Bar, 6-9pm
June 7 - Boulder, CO, at Sky Mansion w/ Rende Diamond
June 8 - Denver, CO, 5pm
June 22 - Missoula, MT, w/ GUIDON BEAR & TOMB TOAD, 8pm

July
July 12 - Burgdorf Hot Springs, ID, 7-10pm
July 19 - Pablo, MT, at Nik's Farm
July 20 - Bynum, MT, Subrosa Weirdfest 2019, 4-11pm with Best Westerns, Miss Lana Rebel, Caroline Keys, Izaak Opatz, Godfrey & Tod, Max Hay, and MORE!

August
Aug. 2-5: ArtsWells Fest!

--This post will be updated daily as pertinent information is revealed--


*Email me at rappincowboy@hotmail.com if you have any questions or would like to help me find shows.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

So much has happened, IS happening, since my last blog post.

Besides the constant rewards and challenges of parenting and work . . .

I started a BEAT HAPPENING cover band with my friends Bente & Drew. We opened for CALVIN JOHNSON at The Roxy Theater. Then we were featured on ANDRAS JONES' amazing RADIO8BALL podcast: https://www.radio8ball.com/2019/04/15/andras-jones-beauts-do-beat-happening/

I spent a week in Elko, NV, bunking with my talented buddy, ANDY HEDGES, and listening to some excellent cowboy music and poetry at the 35th Annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

Made this cowboy poetry video with KIER ATHERTON on our drive down to Elko: "Honky from Montana / I Never Lie"

Flew to New York City to see the Broadway smash hit HADESTOWN  (14 Tony Award nominations!) which was written by my pal ANAÏS MITCHELL. She invited me to the afterparty where I had the pleasure of mingling with the cast and sharing songs with an array of other folky musicians. While in NYC I had the best few days visiting many friends--even found time to play an intimate show in Brooklyn organized by JOE KUJAWA. This whole trip was magic, and I would be remiss to not mention that my flight there and back was funded by the spontaneous generosity of a few very wonderful people who sensed the importance of my journey.

And NOW, I'm about to embark on a national tour! It's only about half booked, and I leave in a week.

My first show was actually two nights ago here in Missoula, USA--a wonderful fundraising send-off dinner organized by my dear friends Mike and Kelly. Local friends donated over $1000! I love this town. Next stop Sacramento on May 8th. Then Petaluma. Then Sand Mancisco. San Luis Obispo. Los Angeles. Albuquerque. Lubbock. Marfa. San Antonio. Austin. Dallas. Memphis. Nashville. And places still to be arranged. Please pray for me and my black '97 Toyota Tacoma steed.