ROOTED IN RED DIRT
The sound of Red Dirt music is more than a genre rooted and cultivated in Stillwater, Oklahoma. It is a way of life, a catalyst for storytelling and a source of mentorship for musicians and songwriters who have influenced the Stillwater culture and captured the hearts of their loyal audiences both young and old. Red Dirt music was rooted in sacred ground along the outskirts of town in 1979, where once stood a two-story farmhouse. For over 20 years musicians held jam sessions in the living room, on the front porch, in the garage, known as the Gypsy Cafe, and around campfires. Musicians such as Bob Childers, the Father of Red Dirt Music, Tom Skinner, Jason Boland, Stoney LaRue, Randy Crouch, Monica Taylor, Mike McClure and many more launched their music careers at "The Farm," and in Stillwater's live music venues.