Tom SkinnerTom Skinner, regarded by many as one of the fathers of Red Dirt Music, will share his love of the music on the Winter Wind stage in The Depot, 200 S. Jones, on Sunday, March 1 at 7:00 pm. 

Admission: $20 Buy Now

Skinner,  to be  inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in March, and already an inductee into the Oklahoma Music Awards Red Dirt Hall of Fame, doesn’t really consider himself to be a guy who played a major role in creating the Red Dirt movement. “Guys like me and Bob Childers, we just wanted to play music,” he says. “ We weren’t really trying to start anything, we all just wanted to play music that we loved.”  The Red Dirt Rangers, along with Skinner, Childers, and Jimmy LaFave, were part of that earliest musical brotherhood in Stillwater.   

Skinner has done his fair share to keep the movement going since it’s inception.  Skinner plays solo, sometimes in a duo, and also plays bass for Mike McClure.  His weekly Tom Skinner Science Project shows have been a vibrant part of the Tulsa scene for the past 15 years and a gateway into Red Dirt music for many talented young songwriters.  “Red Dirt is really more of a brotherhood and a community thing than it is necessarily a style,” Skinner explains.

Although Skinner has made several albums, Tom Skinner is his first new release in years, a rare occasion for his fans to hear a legendary figure who doesn’t spend much time in the studio but lives for the stage.  Don’t miss him on stage at Winter Wind!

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Video: Hollis, OK

To purchase Tom Skinner concert tickets, click the Buy Now line above.  Tickets are also available at The Depot, 200 S. Jones, or by phoning 405 307-9320 (hours 8 to 2, M-F.)  

Winter Wind concerts are made possible in part, by grants from The Oklahoma Arts Council and the Norman Arts Council, with additional support from Tom McAuliffe of Don Cies Real Estate; Cindy Merrick of Therapy in Motion; Brad and Lisa Raley; Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School; Nancy McClellan; Farrel and Julie Droke; Danna Primm; Hugh and Keri Young;  Tom & Mary Cay Woodfin;  Dale Wares, Wares Properties;  Marie Soliel; and The Grider Family.  In-kind support comes from the City of Norman, The Montford Inn and Norman Music Institute. 

  • Advance tickets are available now by clicking on the Buy Now links below or by going to our tickets page.
  • Tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of the concert provided that seats are available.  We recommend advance purchase of tickets.
  • Discounted season tickets are available to PAS members.
  • All tickets are general admission.
  • All concerts start at 7:00pm.  The doors open at 6:15pm.

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Website: http://www.gretchenpeters.com/ 
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Sunday, October 19 - Greg Jacobs

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Website: http://gregjacobsmusic.com/ 
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Sunday, November 2 - Griffin House

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Website: http://griffinhousemusic.com/ 
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Sunday, November 16 - Peter Mulvey

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Website: http://www.petermulvey.com/ 
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Sunday, December 7 - Don Conoscenti

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Website: http://www.donconoscenti.com/ 
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Sunday, January 4 - Johnsmith

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Admission: $20 Buy Now

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Website: http://johnsmithmusic.com/ 
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Sunday, January 18 - Meg Hutchinson

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Website: http://meghutchinson.com/ 
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Sunday, February 15 - Dan Weber

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Admission: $20 Buy Now

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Website: http://www.danwebermusic.com/ 
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Sunday, March 1 - Tom Skinner

Tom Skinner"You can’t claim to be a Red Dirt artist if you haven’t covered a Tom Skinner song, been lucky enough to join in with him on stage or around a fire, or both. You see, Tom Skinner is the very definition of a Red Dirt singer songwriter in the flesh—the pioneer and inspiration for the genre itself. Just ask any of his current or former band mates, including Garth Brooks." -- Stillwater Living Magazine

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Video: Hollis, OK

 


 

Sunday, March 29 - Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines

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Admission: $20 Buy Now

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Website: http://www.terrihendrix.com/ 
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