Friday, November 29, 2019

I'm very grateful to The Roxy Theater and the local Missoula community who come out to enjoy good movies, good comedy, & good triple-organic popcorn*. I've been employed at The Roxy for almost seven years, and constantly feel lucky to work here. In 2020 we're expanding into a small building next door so we can install a 4th screen PLUS a new concessions stand. There is a rumor that under the carpet there is an old hardwood floor which, if this is true, will be revealed soon.

Pleae check out this quick minute-long fundraising video created by Roxy's Director, and my good friend, Mike Steinberg. My other pal, Ken Grinde, helped. It's of an old-school-style rap I wrote called "Roxy Delight," featuring me and Mr. Anthony Brown--sort of a cross between Sugar Hill Gang, Fat Boys, and RUN-DMC. Fressssshhhh!

*Triple-organic = organic kernels, organic safflower oil, & organic butter served in a stainless steel bowl with a dash of hand-harvested Celtic sea salt. Gourmet!

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

I’m THRILLED to be part of this upcoming event at Zootown Arts Community Center for many reasons: 1) It’s being organized by the brilliant Montana Area Music Association who are helping create a vibrant new music scene across Big Sky Country, 2) It’ll be my first time performing at the new ZACC, and their music venue is rockin', 3) It’ll be my debut playing as a trio with talented, dynamic pals Ian Smith & Grace McNamee Decker on fiddle, 4) I’ll get to hear JUNIOR for the first time live, 5) Two other top-notch local bands will be unveiled—The Vintage and MissAlaneous & The Caravan Band! Come early, it might sell out. And don’t forget to bring your mamas! 

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Sandman 2019 Spring Tour

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.