When one thinks of the music capital of the United States, Stillwater, Oklahoma likely never comes to mind. But in the early 1980s Stillwater was a hotbed of musical talent. Austin rocker Jimmy LaFave began his career there. Legendary songwriter Bob Childers did, too. Even mega-star Garth Brooks got started in Stillwater. But the voice that most embodies Oklahoma “red dirt” music would have to be Tom Skinner.
“During the course of a conversation, most songwriters will tell you all about themselves, but Tom always takes that time to tell you about some other songwriter that will blow your mind… Tom is just that way: humble, sincere and one of the greatest singer-songwriters you may have never heard. Hopefully that will change.” — Mike McClure