Oklahoma Tornadoes

Updated: Oct 11, 2020

The Red Dirt music genre, generally speaking is closely associated with Still-water, Oklahoma where Bob Childers owned a home in the 70's that many musicians gravitated to, and made incredible music. In that mix of musicians, we find Tom Skinner, who is regarded as the Father of Red Dirt music. Though, Steve Ripley of The Tractors fame coined the term, it was Tom Skinner who breathed life into the music with every performance. Not really a road warrior or studio rat, Tom's music was intensely personal, raw, and honest-embodied the spirit of Red Dirt which is authenticity, and heartfelt expression. This is what Garth Brooks had to say about Tom:

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