We are delighted to present... RED DIRT SKINNERS LIVE AT THE SIMCOE STREET THEATRE, COLLINGWOOD, ON March 16, 2024
Described by Roots Music Canada as “The Pink Floyd of Folk Music” the Red Dirt Skinners are the multi-award winning, multi-instrumentalist husband and wife team of Rob and Sarah Skinner. Widely regarded as one of the most innovative acts to come out of the UK in recent years.The duo cross more genres than would make sense to mention and have won National and International Awards in Rock, Folk, Blues, Country, Roots, Alt-Rock and Songwriting. It would be fair to say that if you like songs influenced by Pink Floyd, Simon and Garfunkel, Supertramp, Queen, David Bowie coupled with some epic storytelling, humour and heartfelt emotions, you’ll love a Red Dirt Skinners concert.
With male and female harmonies blending together as one voice and Sarah’s trademark soprano saxophone solos, you will be swept along by the refreshingly different sound of the Red Dirt Skinners.
“Musically set apart from the mass of bands who are just copying what has gone before” Music News
“The space where the vocals of Sarah and Rob Skinner meet features two tones existing as a single note”. The Alternate Root Magazine.
In July 2017 it was deemed by Canadian Immigration that the Red Dirt Skinners were “performers of a world-class level” and they were invited to become Canadian residents. Having already completed several successful Canadian tours, the Skinners were thrilled and honoured at the invitation and took up residency almost immediately. The duo’s album, Under Utopian Skies, is a testament to their love of Canada and is described by Classic Rock Magazine as “Substantial, beautifully rendered folk music”.
The band’s current album Bear With Us is a collection of ten original songs drawing on such hard-hitting subject matters as dementia, homelessness and narcissistic abuse, whilst still managing to produce soaring choruses, catchy lyrics and the ever-present award-winning sound of Sarah’s saxophone solos. Bear With Us is an extremely full-sounding album from two highly skilled multi-instrumentalists and straddles multiple genres. This album is a triumph to positive thinking and a further development of the band's signature sound.
A Red Dirt Skinners concert combines captivating storytelling with knowing lyricism and outstanding musicianship. The Skinners have a natural rapport with their audiences and their live shows are a wonderful experience; a musical journey to remember. Be prepared for laugh-out-loud lyrics, followed by songs sure to pull at your heartstrings. Rob and Sarah Skinner will steal your hearts. Don’t miss their show!
Tickets for Red Dirt Skinners live at Simcoe Street Theatre, Collingwood, ON can be booked here.
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