Posted on October 27, 2010
Roll Out, Cowboy
I just found out that Roll Out, Cowboy will be playing tonight in SF. The documentary is about Chris “Sandman” Sand (aka The Rappin Cowboy) as he moves to a small town in North Dakota and tries to fit in with the towns locals (population 120 and shrinking). Chris is an old friend of mine from the days of gigging in Nashville, TN. He played a few shows with my band God Damn Midget in a drag bar 12 years ago. He’s an extremely talented dude who has been mixing rap influences with country and folk for as long as I’ve known him. The mix comes extremely natural to Chris, which is what makes him such an interesting person. He doesn’t put on a cowboy hat and boots to be ironic, it’s just a part of who he is. So when he shifts from folks songs to rappin’, it feels earnest and fun to watch.