A prolific songwriter, Chris, aka Sandman, aka Montana’s Rappin’ Cowboy, is a true original. He mixes everything from country to hip hop to folk to punk music in his performances, and has been for over 25 years.
Chris grew up listening to cowboy poetry and country music. Once hip hop culture hit his home turf, the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana, he learned to rap and rhyme to the pulse of baling machines and irrigation pumps.
Sandman has toured the country many times, sharing bills with acts ranging from Corb Lund to Michael Franti & Spearhead. Selling “Sandman” T-shirts and pillowcases (recycled items slapped with the Sand brand), worn leather belts, and old cowboy shirts, Sand keeps his audiences entertained during the breaks as well as on stage.
In 2010 he was the focus of a feature-length award-winning documentary, ROLL OUT, COWBOY.
Chris wants to be part of a wave of change that makes life better for everyone—more fun, more fair, and more holy. He uses his humor, music, and poetry to tell stories, build connections, and get people thinking.