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Sandy Reay / Bio

In the spring of 1994, Sandy wrote her first song. In the fall of 1994, she was a finalist in the Walnut Valley Songwriters' Showcase with her second song, "Cabin on the Prairie". Proving this was not a complete fluke, she was a finalist again in 1997 with "Apache Plume". A cowboy song, "One Lonely Rider," which she co-wrote with Ernie Martinez, was an alternate in the Walnut Valley Songwriters' Showcase in 2008. She is responsible for all the song ideas. Most of the lyrics and a chord or two in the co-written songs are hers. She even did the paintings on the front and back of the CD case.

At various times in her life, Sandy raced cars, was a river rat, lived on a horse ranch, bred collies, was married and divorced, was a professional photographer, was the first female full-service gas station attendant in Colorado, got a Bachelor's Degree in English / Education, worked on a drill rig, worked as a draftsman for the Colorado Highway Department, packed boxes in warehouses, trained animals, worked in a liquor store, studied real estate appraisal, got a Masters Degree in Computer Information systems, taught computer classes, worked for a lawyer, lived with a banjo player (gasp!), and did volunteer work for the Swallow Hill Music Association and Colorado Bluegrass Music Society.

J.J. Fraser co-writer: Black Leather Coat & I'll Hold You Close
Ernie Martinez co-writer: One Lonely Rider & Whole Lotta Pain
B.J. Suter co-writer: Free Fall, State Line Cafe & Car Full of Collies
Additional Musicians:
Hannah Alkire
Bill Barwick
Jon Chandler
Mike Cleary
Jeff Graves
Timothy Hawkins
Brandy Herbert
Jeff Ingram
Jim Ratts
Michi Regier
Peter Schwimmer
Bob Turner
Christy Wessler

General Info

Band Members
co-writers: Ernie Martinez, BJ Suter, JJ Fraser and 13 more
Artist Name
Sandy Reay
Profile Page
Folk / Western / Country

Contact Info

Monument, CO