In 2013, the RED DIRT SKINNERS rule-breaking individuality has found them in the enviable position of being the first band in history to succeed at both the British Blues and the British Country Music Awards.
The Red Dirt Skinners ( Rob and Sarah Skinner) are impressing audiences everywhere with their “refreshingly different” sound.
Both accomplished vocalists, you will hear lots of strong close harmonies at a Red Dirt Skinners show. Additionally Rob plays acoustic guitar, and kick and snare drums with his feet.
Sarah plays soprano sax, harmonica and high hat. The sound you get is a very tight, unique and compelling full live band sound (with no backing tracks!)
A recent two page interview in Blues in Britain magazine cited their infectious positivity, sublime harmonies and exceptional musicianship as behind their roller-coaster rise to being one of the most sought after new acts on the British and European Country Blues scene.
"The Red Dirt Skinners prove that the UK can rival points in Deep South America when it comes to Rootsy Country." Maverick Magazine.
"Our tip for 2013; The Red Dirt Skinners will banish recession worries with good-time skiffly blues and yee-hawing country." R2 (Rock n Reel) Magazine
"Banjos, fingerpicking and male-female duelling vocals that all recall the good ol' times back home" Time Out London Magazine
"I love how their music crosses several musical boundaries. Wonderful” Allan Watkiss- CMA International Broadcaster of the year 2010
"The First Couple of British Country" Classic Rock (Country) Magazine