"Pete Sands looks like the Genghis Khan of his native Navajo Indians and rocks like an American folk god in a soundtrack by way of Quentin Tarantino."”

SLUG Magazine

Pete sands & the Drifters

Sands & the Drifters is pure desert born music coming straight from the heart of the Navajo-Indian Reservation. Founder and leader Pete Sands grew up listening to the old country songs from the likes of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and at the same time learning the songs of his ancient culture. In 2009 Sands took his sounds throughout Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas until landing his first major break at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Sands released his first EP "Dirt Dance Floor" in November 2014 under the name BLACKKISS. Due to their truly unique desert sound Pete Sands & the Drifters have been labeled as gritty and bare-boned Country Music. Sands has worked and performed with Whitey Morgan & the 78's, the White Buffalo, the Randy Rogers Band, Yelawolf, and several other notable country acts.


In the press

Npr interview