Welcome Drifters...

Into the Sands storm

Rumblings of an impending storms swarms over the desert. Dark clouds blanket the vast space with an electric promise of destruction. A neon sign glows through the whirlwind of dust and tumbleweeds. Revealing a structure that seems to have weathered time, nature, and celestial elements. Howling winds blow around the curves of rotting logs, creating a melody that rides on the shoulders of sand devils. Step inside and take shelter in the Sands Trading Company. 

Home to Drifters, Sands Trading Company sells items that capture the outlaw spirit: unique, authentic, and expressive. The music, art, hats and apparel are collectibles that were designed by Ol' Pete himself. 

From the BLACKKISS into the Sands.  

From early on I knew that deep inside my soul that I would evolve as an artist. BLACKKISS was a vessel that helped me figure out who I was and what I had to offer to the world with music. It helped me get through them dark times and connect with those who were going through the similar ordeals. Nevertheless, the time has come to finally feel comfortable in my own skin. BLACKKISS is no more for now and in its place has risen "Pete Sands & the Drifters". 

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Previous events


Blackkiss Live @ Jeddito Middle School

As part of their Indigenous Artist Month, the Jeddito School District has invited BLACKKISS to come and perform.

Free and open to the public.

Blackkiss Live @ 2016 LASkins Film Festival

TCL Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd. , Hollywood, CA

Every year, the LA SKINS FEST premiers several Native American movies that feature Q&A’s with filmmakers, panel discussions with industry professionals, and after-parties that feature Native American musicians. The SKINS AWARD SHOW is our closing night event that honors the great achievements in Native American filmmaking.

In the past ten years, the LA SKINS FEST has garnered support from several art foundations, entertainment corporations, and Native American tribes. NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, HBO, Paramount Pictures, CBS, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and the Ramona Band of Mission Indians have been supporters from our inception. In 2016, Fox Audience Strategy, Lionsgate, the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay, and the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma joined the LA SKINS FEST to provide great opportunities for the festival.


Blackkiss Live @ Western Miss Navajo Pageant

Kayenta High School, Kayenta, AZ

BLACKKISS has been selected to be the main act at the first annual Western Miss Navajo Pageant taking place in Kayenta, AZ.

After the pageantry BLACKKISS will end the night with a set of killer acoustic tunes.

Keep checking back for more info updates as the event nears.


Blackkiss Live @ Utah Navajo Fair

Bluff Fairgrounds, Bluff, UT

BLACKKISS is set to kickoff and headline the first Friday night concert series at this year's Utah Navajo Fair in Bluff, UT.

Detail will added as the event comes closer.


Blackkiss Live @ The Blu Pig

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The Blu Pig, 811 S Main St. , Moab, UT

BLACKKISS is heading back for a second run at the Blu Pig. Moab, UT is such a great place to play and its gonna off the hook.


Blackkiss Live @ LA Skins MusicFest

The Frog Spot, 2825 Benedict St, Los Angeles, CA

BLACKKISS has been added to the lineup at this year's LA Skins MusicFest in Los Angeles. This is a free event to inspire the youth in the community.

There will be many other music acts, check out their website to get all the info.


Blackkiss Live @ Pike Restaurant

Pike Restaurant, 1836 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA

BLACKKISS is heading into the sunshine state once again. The last time around we were lucky enough to have been booked at the legendary PIKE RESTAURANT in Long Beach, CA.

BLACKKISS tunes were such a huge hit their with the killer biker crowd that they welcomed us once again. So we will be heading out there to take the stage places it hasn't been for a long while.

Free show. So come on out and bring your friends and bikes!!!!

Ashelynne Mike Awareness Fundraiser w/ BLACKKISS

Walter Collins Event Center, 19348 Van Buren Blvd. , Fruitland, NM

This event well be $5 dollars at the door at Walter Collins Event Center. All funds donated welcome - All proceeds will be used to promote Children safety and family times.

Featuring performances from numerous artists supporting child safety and alert system.

It will be held from 9am - 9pm. An all ages and free event.


Blackkiss & Martha Reich Braden

The Oxygen and Healing Bar, 102 W San Francisco St. , Santa Fe, NM

Two Touring Musicians, Utah's Blackkiss (AKA) Pete Sands, and New Mexico's Martha Reich, come together to perform at the Santa Fe Oxygen and Healing Bar.

They met as performers during the Concerts at Park City Sundance at the Sundance Film Festival.

BLACKKISS is known for his classic country sound mixed with his desert experience, which makes for a blend of raw bare-bones country. A throwback to the Golden Country era with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and company. A Navajo drifter with songs, it's a rare brand of cocktail new and ancient.

Martha Reich Braden: Progresive Folk, Singer Songwriter, Americana Poet. “Martha Reich sings with the fierce vocal Grace of a James Taylor and the Soulful emotion of a Judy Collins. Perspective words, combined with penetrating sounds, emanate from Martha's acoustic guitar, sure to reverberate the Heartstrings of any awakened Soul.”