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March 22, 2014

from Bedford loved free beer the first record is in my top 10 list

Bob Breeding

November 24, 2013

Still lookin´& Sounding good !!! You haven´t gone national yet only because God wouldn´t have you sell your soul !!! Feel blessed !!!
Livin´in Costa Rica (5 years now.)
Love & Best-O-Luck
Bob Breeding

edith brown

August 12, 2013

Sandy I don't know if you remember me, but I was someone in your AQ days. Glad to see you'r still playing you music. Would love to hear from you. You were one of the good ones along with Curt. You took pity and I learned a lot from both of you.
Edie brown

Erika Taylor

February 4, 2013

Hi Sandy,
I was going through some of Sybil's things and found a cd of "Horses to Water." I popped it onto my itunes and am really liking it. Great stuff! I'm so glad I found it.
Give my love to Gay. Thinking of you both, especially now with the anniversary coming up.
Love to you,

Grant Ryan

September 8, 2012

Always enjoy your tunes Sandman! See ya soon....


August 28, 2012

Psychologist is insane

Debbie Clee

December 31, 2011

Hi Sandy!
An old fan from Bedford NY, I arrived here courtesy of my forever friend Michael Adams who sent me a link to his old Halt website. What a happy occasion to hear a couple of your great new songs! Strange coincidence when I was just listening to Papa Nebo last night. Also back in touch with Mike Packer which is wonderful.
Congratulation on your success and looking forward to hearing more of your excellent music!
Best wishes always!


June 27, 2011

hear Two Ste. My sister gave me a casette from years ago with that on it-we were in St Louis. {Out side ,in farm land}Every one out there ,back then, started dancing to your song every time we played it in the bars.


June 11, 2011

We are at your show at sneakers, great time! Thanks!

Joan Bueter

March 12, 2011

Hi Sandy.
Bobby Potter sent me your link. Love it. Too bad that I live so far away from your gigs.


November 22, 2010

hey sandman!

please keep up the great work!

Greetz, Kathie

Dennis Daryl Shamblin

November 14, 2010

Please read my website

Cory Webb

November 8, 2010

just stopping by to say hello...hope all is well my friend.


October 5, 2010

Enjoying the photos, especially some of the early ones I have never seen before. So you're leaving the R Gods hey? Gotta do what you gotta do.


October 3, 2010

Hey Sandman. Don't know how much longer I'll be in the States but I couldn't leave without your 2 cd's and thanks for including, Teach Me How to Two-step Julie. Take care, good luck & Peace

Annie Jones

August 14, 2010

Hey Sandy!
Can't believe it's been two and a half years since I found your website and contacted you. I am in the front of the parade now, or so it feels, and marching rapidly forward to whatever awaits me. Still being "Farmer Jones" and "Grandma" and trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up (like that's ever going to happen). I'm so happy you are still making music. Your writing is to read your stories! Take good care.


August 7, 2010

Sandman, when did that photo taken at Kenny's Castaways turn up and what guitar was that you were playin'? Enjoyed the 'young Sandy' photo as well. Bobby


July 8, 2010

Hi! There is a band who's calling SANDMAN.

Curt Horton

June 30, 2010

You forgot to mention the Polar Bears!! What FUN! Just got new internet so will be in touch. It was really good to see you at the Knick! Hoolio's were great! Hope to catch another show soon! Give my regards to Gaye! Keep in touch!
Be well, Curt!

Cindy Southern

June 8, 2010

Really, like your web site! It was wonderful to meet you at the Knick!
Great music! Love your Zydeco style! Next time I'll have Curt out on the dance floor!
LOL Hope yo see you soon. CIn

Phyllis donnelly

February 27, 2010

Hi, Brian Bishop turned us on to the Hoolios, you all are fabulous! A few of my dance friends & I came went on an adventure to New London last Saturday night to see you play at the Oasis, I just did some digging & found your site & calendar! Also, congrats on opening for Marcia Ball in June. I live in Exeter, RI, so will be at the Hoolios next gig at the Tamarack!~ Happy Trails, Phyllis

Jim Haynor

February 26, 2010

Enjoyed the site, take care, Jim

Sue Menhart

February 22, 2010


Nancy Pierce Bachman

February 16, 2010

Time seems to be moving faster and faster. Some weeks are just a blur. Who would've thought that life goes more quickly as we get older. Seems like that wouldn't be the case.

We have had so much snow here in Va this winter- probably more than you have had up your way. I just want to say "Hi". Keep on doing what you love!


November 17, 2009

just popped in to grab your url for a friend :-)

kathy weinberger

October 20, 2009

Enjoyed checking out your website!

Larry Burtchaell

July 22, 2009

Sandy - Chris sent me this website. You have certainly led an interesting life so far. I had no idea what you have been doing all these years. You have great talent. Larry Burtchaell

Doreen Rogers

June 4, 2009

Sandy, Went to Fox Lane Class of
66. Brendan Harkin and Richie Harbert were friends of mine. Saw Brenden and Lainie at a reunion a
few Years ago. I rememember Free Beer. Maiden Name was Dowling. Knew Jill Packer


April 27, 2009

Hey Sandy! I loved looking through your website this morning. Love to you and Gay~ hope to see you sometime


April 11, 2009

I want to say - thank you for this!


April 11, 2009

Interesting coomunity! Thanks. rulezzz

Bob Potter

March 3, 2009

'That's what I'm talkin about' Re;R. C. Williams

Richard L. Bickle

February 2, 2009

Im 53. going back to collage , My first class for my BA, in crimenal Justis Is THE BLUES.

R. C. Williams

January 24, 2009

Songs sound great, I had forgotten about Teach Me Julie. I remember our attempt to record it when you visited in PA., I think you had just written it. You sound busy, but could you get a picture on here with you AND the Wenches? Bob


January 18, 2009

Great Job on the Web-Site!
I am looking foward to hearing the band again soon!

scott rutan

January 14, 2009

Sandy, started thinking about old times!My son has a band,(he plays drums) I told him about my first band with "egor" Micheal Packer. Realy didnt think he was still with us. My # is 561-310-5955. We moved to west palm beach FL about 13 years ago. call me!

R. lewis

January 6, 2009

OK, I finaly got here to take a look. I like, I like.


January 4, 2009

With New Year's holidays you!

Dan DuBray

December 30, 2008

Just wanted you to know that some other band was using the "Free Beer" name on iTunes in the midst of your album. There's also some bar band whose site is searchable on the Internet using the name too. Am a 70's refugee who still listens to your music then and now and thought you should know someone was doing this. Look forward to coming up and seeing your act sometime soon. d


December 7, 2008

"May We All Walk Together In Peace"

Chris Allen

December 5, 2008


Thanks for the personal concert. Great songs! Hope we'll see you again at Christmas.


December 3, 2008

What do you with esteem to there new US politics

Ricardo Q. Harbert

November 19, 2008

If the beard goes any deeper, dude, you'll need a fulltime assistant I believe. But it's cool to look at!


October 29, 2008

love the man in white photo. who did your website? id like to talk to him or her to help me out with my

Bob " Red" Halstead

September 16, 2008

friend of Mike Organek's

Chuck Williams

September 11, 2008

See you October 23rd in Kingston, should be a fun show!

With Peace,


August 27, 2008

Great to hear from you after so long..Just heard your songs on the internet and they are great... Keep it up, love Mandy in far away France.


April 9, 2008

Great web site.
I met Tim at CT GSR, Monk said that he saw you at Bank Street and that he liked it.
I hope to be their next Friday.

Annie Jones

March 13, 2008

Hi Sandy,
I was watching some old English stuff today and thinking about my mother who died last year and then I started remembering when we were still at the AQ and your Mom got so sick and died....I Gooogled you and here you are! I am so happy that you are still doing what you love most in the world.

Lucille Cummings

February 27, 2008


I am married to your first cousin Allen.

We celebrated Allen's 65th birthday last weekend and your brother Chris joined us. We see Chris periodically but not so much since we've moved from Houston. We now live in San Antonio, TX.

I have the fondest memories of your parents. I remember so many, many happy weekend in Pound Ridge when Allen and were living in Newport, RI

So good reading about your life after all these years.


February 16, 2008

I've just been sitting around waiting for something to happen. My life's been generally boring today. I like this only.

Nancy Parent

January 14, 2008

Sman-Just read your bio for the first (!@#$) time! What a nice chance to get to know a little more about you and your journey.

Judy Macnab

January 4, 2008

Hi, Sandy - my son found your website looking for music to download to a new MP3 - what a delight to know you're still at it (a miracle that any of us survived those Lake Placid days!), and a real treat to be listening to the Free Beer album again

I'm living across the CT river from White River Jct, VT - some good places to play nearby if you're looking to expand your horizons to the boonies - or take a working vacation - would be fun to see you - Sandy, too. Would also like to hear about Bobby Potter. Any news of him?

Warren Barber Kertland

December 27, 2007

Hi Sandy, so glad you contacted me via my twin sister Perry. She has been a baseball umpire for 28 years, and I am a registered nurse here in Vancouver WA, my home for the past 17 years. How time flies! My baby boy just turned 18, and will (hopefully) be a high school graduate in June. Please call or email, let's chat!
Love Warren
(Warren Barber Kertland)

Marc Douglas Berardo

November 27, 2007

It was good to meet you at the NERFA thing. I came across your web site and really enjoyed checking it out. Let's play some together soon.

Capt' Ron

November 8, 2007

Hey Sandy, I have come to know the gentle soul
you are from knowing you and your music speaks
to your colorful path and traveled wonderings.
Thank you for sharing it all with us.

Jeff Reinhardsen

October 24, 2007

Almost learned more about you in the bio than I knew growing up together! Thanks for connecting.

Kemah Sabe

October 13, 2007

Hey Sandman,

Like how you've updated the website. Hope to see you play and sing sometime soon. I would like to be one of the people there at Carson's.

Your Bro,

Kemah Sabe

Tom O'Brien

September 12, 2007

Hey Sandy,
It's Tom O' are 'ya. A couple of years back I wrote this long e-mail.hit "send" and it said wrong address...happy Barbara Moss found you..Drop a line..TomO'


August 29, 2007

Hello My Friend!

It has been my pleasure to share the stage with you these times... hope we get to do so again soon.

So glad our paths did cross!


Jake Carpenter

August 3, 2007

It has been and honest pleasure playing with you and the hoolios as my start into the music scene


July 29, 2007

Leo is obviously confusing the ol' Sandman with someone else...perhaps that other Sandy Allen "'s tallest woman".?


July 28, 2007

I have seen many times and you are a very gracious lady.I enjoy watching you and never get mad no matter how many times you are asked the same questions. One comment I will always remember was when this reporter asked you about sex and your reply was that he knew your hotel and should come up and find out. Everybody should approach life the same way you do.
No gripes just a smile on your face

Dan Stevens

July 11, 2007

Hey dude,
Happened across you on the web.. Rock on!

Kevin Silvia

July 10, 2007

Hi! Where is the Voodoo Lounge?! I hope to catch you live again soon .. your performance at the Brooklyn that night left a real impression, man.

Jason Wilder Evans

July 2, 2007

Hey there Sandman....Hope all is well with you. Thanks for the link.

Heather Strafach

June 5, 2007

Hi Sandy!

Had a great time at the gig on Sunday, you all sounded INCREDIBLE! I've got some good film I am working on, and I sent pics to Mike P. - Hope you enjoy them!

Heather Strafach

May 30, 2007

Dear Sandy, I have seen you perform at quite a few venues and in addition to solo work, the many bands you have given the gift of your music too!
You are a definate favorite of mine!

mark Bingham

May 26, 2007

yikes. neil murphy visted last night.

Mike P.

May 23, 2007

Sandy, I hope you don't mind....I'm signin' yer guestbook. Uh, I believe it's your turn to buy the coffee?

Kevin Silvia

May 2, 2007

Just heard you for the first time tonight - loved your songs and your performance. Thanks!

jeff birkner

April 22, 2007

I used to drive horse and carriages with sandy in central park

Minnie Gray Flanagan

April 7, 2007

Wow! Now I gotta find y'all! Pam Webster's not far from you, in Duxbury Mass, thinking of relocating in RI. I'm gonna send her your contact info

kevin d

April 4, 2007

It's an honor and privalege to work with a writer and composer of your caliber.'Bout time you got some of the recognition you've earned!Keep on keepin' on.

"Doc" Parker

March 14, 2007

I'm very proud of you. The website is great. I do have your "Horses to Water" CD and enjoy it very much. Pres on my friend. "Doc"

Howard Haas

February 19, 2007

My dearest brother, ah,I remember the times around the campfire in Marthas Vineyard, singing Band songs and drinking cheap red wine!
You and your songs are sketched into my heart! I want to hear you sing in person one day soon.
Your website is great and you are great!

Jay Perry

February 18, 2007

What a gift! To wake up after a hard day traveling and find your long lost face and music in my in-box. You are the sound track of my youthful enlightenment and a rememberance of my wedding which you blessed with song. (you did a good job...still married after 27+ years).... a vivid memory of riding a NYC bus and seeing you driving your horse and carriage...thinking I was having an acid flash...trying like a crazy man to get the bus driver to stop... and then your reaction when I caught up with you.... like meeting in this way was the most common kind of thing in a most uncommon world. My heart is full.

Jim C

February 6, 2007

Nice job on the site, Sandy. Thanks for the kind words. You are far too modest about your talent and achievements. It is all our privilege to be working with you. P.S. For legal and tax clarification, the OBGYN/contortionist thing is just a hobby.


February 5, 2007

Congrats on getting the site up Sandy. I know I have told you before, and I hope you don't ever get sick of hearing it, but I am delighted and honored to be playing with you. I am always amazed by what comes out of your instrument, whether it be the mandolin, slide, pedal steel, flute, kazoo, or whatever your playing. Love the MP3 and am looking forward to hearing the rest of the disc. Keep on doin' what your doin'. I am sure we will all be amazed at the 'Gods anniversary show.


Ben P.

February 4, 2007


Looks great... congrats! Also, the Christmas CD you produced kicks serious butt... your steel/mandolin/guitar playing/harmonizing/production, etc. etc. are tasty, interesting and just spot on (as usual). Plus, Gabe likes it (!) It's the best kudos of all when kids (all instinct, no pretense) like your music, because the only judgement they have is whether it makes them smile and jump around the room (which is how all music should be judged, no?)

Best... keep smiling.



February 4, 2007