The Red Dirt Skinners rule breaking individuality has led to them being the first band in history to succeed at both the British Blues Awards (WINNER - Instrumentalist of the Year 2014) and the British Country Music Awards ( Finalist BEST NEW ACT and PEOPLE'S CHOICE 2013). The Skinners were also voted by UK Country Radio as one of the top ten acts of 2014.
The band's music has wide appeal and comfortably blends Country, Blues, Americana and Folk Music. With a relentless touring schedule, the duo have been described by many as the “hardest working band in the business”. Audiences the world over describe them as “refreshingly different”.
From the first song of the show, it is immediately evident that they love performing live. The Skinners vocal harmonies have been described as “sublime” and “beyond perfection”. Rob and Sarah particularly love the opportunity to interact with audiences both during and after their shows.
Please note that although we are currently based in the UK, we tour regularly for extended periods of time in Canada. We are also MORE THAN HAPPY to travel further than 500 mile radius of Ottawa.
Please contact us in the first instance via email to save your own expenses, just in case we're not in North America when you call.
The majority of our set comprises ORIGINAL tracks from our 4 multi-award winning albums. There are a few covers from artists such as John Prine, Grateful Dead, Muddy Waters and Bob Dylan.
CANADIAN PRESS QUOTES
This duo is awesome and need to be seen. It just doesn't get better than this!!! Hugh's Room, Toronto
The Red Dirt Skinners were awesome and I really enjoyed your show – I would be happy to have you back any time. Kingston Blues Society
What a delight-filled and inspiring show! Huge thanks to the very talented Red Dirt Skinners for making this a fun-filled and soul sparkling show to remember. Audience and Artists Concerts, Windsor, ON
With their mix of humor and sincerity, the Red Dirt Skinners bring a new sound to the Blues & Roots scene. There is a reason that they have won a British Blues award and been nominated for British Country Music awards…They have a fine mix of Americana and Blues sensibilities…what a wonderful night of music at Hugh's Room in Toronto. Johnny Max, Host Sunday Morning Soul/Blues Radio Canada
Fantastic! Melodic vocal harmonies backed by powerful instrumentation presenting a dynamic presence on stage. Kim Duncanson, Stratford Blues & Ribfest
The real energy and infectious appeal of the Red Dirt Skinners proves as wide as the Atlantic Ocean! This award winning British roots duo has found a new home and a new audience here in Canada with a fresh sound that is as thick as maple syrup and as real as whiskey. Barry Logan, Stratford Blues and Ribfest
It's hard to believe that such a big sound can come from just two people. It is a pleasure to hear them but even better to hear them live. Awesome! Johnny D. Renegade Radio Nashville.
“Worth discovering” Cashbox Canada
“Delicious entertainment. Fantastic music” Stratford Beacon Herald
UK Press quotes
"One of the best duos in the business" Blues in Britain Magazine.
“The best live act I've heard in yonks!” Fatea Magazine.
“Home bred duos don't come more impassioned or impressive” Daily Mirror
“The First Couple of British Country” Classic Rock Magazine
“One of Britain's most engaging duos of any genre”. Hebden Blues Festival.
"You guys were incredible! Fantastic Harmonies, Unbelievable Talent" Lisa Marie Presley
"Infectious positivity" Cross Country Magazine.