Red Dirt Skinners [Friday 16 June]

Friday 16 June 2017
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: £10


On their visit to Florence in December 2016 the Red Dirt Skinners brought the house down with their infectious blend of country-folk-blues … it was so good we immediately rebooked them for summer 2017! Don’t miss them this time around – tickets are on-sale now!

With a lifetime of music behind them Rob and Sarah have been playing as The Red Dirt Skinners since 2012; in this short time they have broken new ground in folk, country, blues and Amerired-dirt-skinners.3cana (with a  bit of rock thrown into the mix!). In 2013, the Red Dirt Skinners became the first band in history to succeed at both the British Blues Awards and the British Country Music Awards, but don’t let this impressive accolade pigeonhole their music for you; they’ve also recently been nominated for an Americana award.  Drawing on influences as diverse as Acker Bilk and ACDC, this unique duo are breaking all the rules and creating a whole new sound.

“It’s hard to believe 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

Marrying superb musicianship with intricate vocal harmonies, The Red Dirt Skinners are a must-see live act. Supporters of the band are far and wide, with two successful tours of Canada in the last two years, encouragement from the likes of Bob Harris and Lisa-Marie Presley and a following of fellow musicians and music-lovers from Nashville to Newcastle. We know this is going to be a highlight of this year’s live music at Florence so book early to avoid missing out!

 “You guys were incredible. Fantastic harmonies. Unbelievable talent” – Lisa Marie Presley

“Male-female duelling vocals that recall the good ol’ times back home” – Time Out London Magazine

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