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Red Dirt

May 25, 2018

You may never have thought about the fact that country music is rural music. Distinct genres emerge from different regions across the U.S. showcasing cultural aspects of the U.S. (Bluegrass from Appalachia and The Blues from the deep south and Honka-tonk from the southwest, for example). All together country genres make the sound of small-town America.

 

Oklahoma’s distinct genre , Red Dirt, was named for the iron-rich soil of the land it grew up in. Red Dirt began in the small-town Stillwater at a place locals simply call “The Farm”. This farmland is where amateur musicians have been co-creating music for decades, stomping to a beat of steel guitars, banjos and fiddles.

 

Red Dirt has so much grit it makes commercial country sound like pop. Here's my favorite Red Dirt band - Turnpike Troubadours

 

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