Welcome to the Red Dirt Relief Fund!

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It’s been said musicians don’t have insurance—they host benefits. It was the tough truth in this quip that led Red Dirt musicians and fans to begin an organization to serve music people in times of need. Financial backing to begin the Fund grew out of one very special event in Stillwater, Oklahoma—the birthplace of Red Dirt music. The event, called … Read More

Red Bull Tour Bus to donate show proceeds

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            Cody Canada and The Departed are rolling into Norman, Oklahoma on the Red Bull Tour Bus  along with special guest, Uncle Lucius, to play a concert kicking-off the OU vs. Notre Dame  football weekend, and all proceeds will be donated to the Red Dirt Relief Fund! WHEN: October 25, 2012 7pm-11pm WHERE: CampusCorner Pepe … Read More

Stoney buys custom guitar to support RDRF!

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Katie Hagan, OSU Studio Art senior, created this one-of-a-kind guitar inspired by Red Dirt music to auction at Red Bull Gypsy Cafe in April. Despite serious weather that prevented the auction from happening, Stoney LaRue was so impressed he bought the guitar on the spot. Thanks for supporting RDRF, Stoney!

Red Bull Gypsy Cafe

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Red Bull Gypsy Café is not just a Red Dirt music festival. It is a gathering of some of the genre’s greatest talent, both then a now, at the birthplace of Red Dirt music—Stillwater, Oklahoma. The event name, Gypsy Café, pays homage to the site at “The Farm” where jam sessions sprung up over the years. On April 13th, 2012 … Read More

501(c)(3) status announced at media conference

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At a media conference this morning, the Red Dirt Relief Fund (RDRF) Board of Directors, along with several Red Dirt musicians, announced formal status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Modeled after The Grammy Foundation’s MusiCares program, RDRF makes donated funds available to any person who has been in the business of making Red Dirt music for at least 5 years. Individuals … Read More