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 Red Bull Gypsy Café, brought over 30 of the scene’s most talented and successful singer/songwriters together in April 2011 to perform in pairs at intimate live music venues around Stillwater. All ticket proceeds were used to begin the Fund.
But the story doesn’t start, or end, there. Read more about the history behind the music movement called Red Dirt.