Sandbar Shirt on a CD

We've got lots of pictures of Sandbar shirts in all kinds of fun places, like tropical islands and mountaintops and foreign countries, but this might be a first.

We recently spotted one of our shirts on the inside cover of a music CD!

One of Dave's favorite bands, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, travels through the Lawrence and Kansas City a few times a year, and he tries to make it to every show. Once upon a time, he gave Roger, the band's pedal steel/guitar player, a Sandbar shirt. We've been pleasantly surprised to see it make a public appearance a few times.

The band recently released a new CD, and Dave downloaded it from iTunes. Then, one of our Facebook fans (thanks Brandon!) posted a picture and a comment on our Facebook page letting us know that Roger is wearing his Sandbar shirt on a photo inside the CD's cover!

Like any good fan, Dave then went out and bought not one, but two copies of the CD. Unless you know our shirts, you wouldn't be able to tell it's a Sandbar shirt…but we definitely recognize it.

The Stragglers will be in Lawrence this Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Granada. If you like good Americana/red dirt/Texas country music, check them out. And stop by the Sandbar before the show for a pre-party; we like to think we've become the unofficial pre-party spot for these type of shows.

KC Limits Live at The Sandbar

Fun event coming up this Friday! The KC Limits radio show will be live on the air from 7-9 p.m. at The Sandbar, celebrating their 100th show.

The Sandbar might be known for its island Jimmy Buffett music, but there's a special place in our hearts for the music known as red dirt or Texas country. We have a little bit of it on the jukebox, mostly in mix/compilation CD's, but Dave has an ample amount on his iPod and he'll kick it on for special occasions.

This is one of those occasions.

Our friend Justin hosts the weekly KC Limits show on 106.5 The Wolf radio station, from 9-midnight every Sunday night. He plays the best of red dirt country music, along with some of your favorite outlaw and legendary country artists mixed in.

Many of these artists play in Lawrence and Justin always comes up for the shows, usually meeting us at the Sandbar beforehand. We like to think we've become an unofficial pre-party spot for Lawrence's red dirt shows.

This Friday, Robert Earl Keen comes to town. Don't know him? His college neighbor was Lyle Lovett, so if you like Lyle's music you'll probably love Robert Earl Keen. You can read more about him here. The Josh Abbott Band opens the show at the Granada. Tickets are only $20 in advance, and that is a steal.

Come on out to the Sandbar on Friday to see what a live radio show is all about, and then head to the Granada with us for a great concert!

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From Our Jukebox: Pat Green

The Sandbar is first and foremost a Jimmy Buffett-loving, beach music kind of bar, but we have all kinds of tunes in our jukebox. Some personal favorites of Dave's include music by bands out of Texas and Oklahoma that are commonly referred to as "red dirt" or "Texas country."

Pat Green is one of those artists. He played down the street at The Granada last weekend, the third or fourth year in a row that he's played there that same weekend.

Our buddy Justin from the Kansas City Limits radio show on 106.5 The Wolf hooked us up with this:























If you like this type of music, be sure to check out the Kansas City Limits Facebook page or follow them on Twitter. Often when bands play in Lawrence, Justin will stop by the Sandbar first with a few tickets to give away, and sometimes the bands will even stop by before or after the show.

Thanks, Justin!