Chris Sand bio

A prolific songwriter, Chris “Sandman” Sand has released ten full-length CDs. His music is fusion in the raw—country/ hip hop/ folk/ rap/ cowboy/ punk. Whatever you want to call it, it’s unique, fresh, sexy, and distinctly western.

The great-grandson of Montana and North Dakota pioneers, Sand grew up hearing cowboy poetry and country music. By his late teens, when he discovered Marley and Dylan, he had already begun to find his own voice.

Sandman has toured the country many times, sharing bills with acts ranging from Kimya Dawson to Michael Franti and Spearhead. Selling “Sandman” t-shirts and pillowcases (recycled items slapped with the Sandman brand), worn leather belts, and old cowboy shirts, Sand keeps his audiences entertained during the breaks as well as on stage. He stays in touch with fans and friends between tours through his blog journal (

twitter journal