Red Dirt Country

Also, I offer my gratitude to those who were kind enough to share with me the results of their research and scientific study, which enhanced my understanding of some of the subjects addressed in Red Dirt Country.

Author: John Gifford

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806165509

Category: Nature

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From airport birdwatching and getting lost in an urban forest, to rethinking society’s ill-fated war on wildlife and our struggle to reshape the American landscape, Red Dirt Country invites readers to savor the joys of our natural surroundings. Written by Oklahoma native John Gifford, this timely book is a literary meditation on the Oklahoma landscape and the rich biodiversity of the southern Great Plains. Inspired by such naturalists as Gilbert White, Susan Fenimore Cooper, and Henry David Thoreau, the essays in Red Dirt Country reveal the rewards of close observation and the author’s deep respect for the natural world. With his keen eye for detail, Gifford chronicles life along a suburban creek, noting from month to month the habits of the area’s birds, mammals, and trees. With particular attention, he captures the grace and majesty of that sleek raptor, the Mississippi Kite, during its yearly nesting cycle in the southern plains. Even as Gifford extols the surprising beauty of Oklahoma, he ponders the larger environmental concerns and challenges that we face today, such as the cataclysmic wildfires and droughts threatening the American West, and modern society’s impact on vital lands and wildlife. A compelling work of creative nonfiction, Red Dirt Country harkens back to America’s most beloved masterpieces of nature writing. At the same time, Gifford provides a distinctly contemporary reflection on today’s suburban wilderness, inspiring us all to develop a deeper connection to our natural surroundings.
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Red Dirt Country

Fleur McDonald has a wealth of farming experience and she employs that knowledge to pen a tale of small communities, mustering and stock losses.' Beauty and Lace 'McDonald writes a riveting rural crime story.' The Burgeoning Bookshelf

Author: Fleur McDonald

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760873875

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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'Nobody does rural fiction quite like Fleur McDonald.' The Weekly Times Returning to Perth after a near-fatal undercover case in outback Queensland, Dave Burrows, now a Detective Senior Constable in the stock squad, receives an ultimatum from his deeply unhappy wife, Melinda. Before Dave and Mel's problems can be resolved, Dave is sent to the far north of Australia on a stock theft investigation. He finds two cattle stations deep in a complex underbelly of racial divide, family secrets, long-repeated lies, kidnapping and murder. Facing one of the biggest challenges of his policing life and the heartbreaking prospect of losing his family, Dave can't imagine things getting worse. But there's a hidden danger, intent on revenge, coming right for him. Praise for Without A Doubt 'Engaging and well-paced . . . devoured quicker than my Easter chocolate. Fleur McDonald has a wealth of farming experience and she employs that knowledge to pen a tale of small communities, mustering and stock losses.' Beauty and Lace 'McDonald writes a riveting rural crime story.' The Burgeoning Bookshelf
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Ranchero Ford Dying in Red Dirt Country

Written in both verse and prose-poem form, the pieces in the book form a poetic concept album dealing much with time and place and family, both real and imagined.

Author: W. K. Stratton

Publisher:

ISBN: 194295607X

Category: Poetry

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W.K. Stratton continues his exploration of alter ego alleyways in his second book of poetry, Ranchero Ford/Dying in Red Dirt Country. Written in both verse and prose-poem form, the pieces in the book form a poetic concept album dealing much with time and place and family, both real and imagined. The poems draw images from a tough society populated by oilfield roughnecks, bootleggers, brawlers, and outlaws. Ranchero Ford/Dying in Red Dirt Country is bookended by long pieces exploring loss in the unforgiving territory.
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Red Dirt

A Journey of Discovery in the Landscape of Imagination, California's Gold Country Gary Noy ... But as long as I live, whenever I see the red dirt in the Gold Country, I will recall the red—fringed napkin of the little old lady on the ...

Author: Gary Noy

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595222766

Category: History

Page: 348

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Red Dirt is the story of one man's quest for personal knowledge. It is a journey to discover the influences of his homeland on his upbringing, values, and relationships. But it is much, much more. Red Dirt is also the chronicle of an expedition along California's Landscape of Imagination. It is the story of a trip down Highway 49, the fabled roadway that slices through the heart of the Gold Country the Mother Lode, home of the 49ers, the land of dreams. It is the true story of the past, present, and future of one of the most important regions in American Western history. Red Dirt is about who we are and to what we aspire. Red Dirt is about us.
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Red Dirt Women

She seemed to me such a natural adoptee of Oklahoma that it wasn't until I read her writings that I came to understand how distinctly her knowledge of and enthusiasm for the character and characters of red dirt country are the ...

Author: Susan Kates

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806150598

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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For many people who have never spent time in the state, Oklahoma conjures up a series of stereotypes: rugged cowboys, tipi-dwelling American Indians, uneducated farmers. When women are pictured at all, they seem frozen in time: as the bonneted pioneer woman stoically enduring hardship or the bedraggled, gaunt-faced mother familiar from Dust Bowl photographs. In Red Dirt Women, Susan Kates challenges these one-dimensional characterizations by exploring—and celebrating—the lives of contemporary Oklahoma women whose experiences are anything but predictable. In essays both intensely personal and universal, Red Dirt Women reveals the author’s own heartaches and joys in becoming a parent through adoption, her love of regional treasures found in “junk” stores, and her deep appreciation of Miss Dorrie, her son’s unconventional preschool teacher. Through lively profiles, interviews, and sketches, we come to know pioneer queens from the Panhandle, rodeo riders, casino gamblers, roller-derby skaters, and the “Lady of Jade”—a former “boat person” from Vietnam who now owns a successful business in Oklahoma City. As she illuminates the lives of these memorable Oklahoma women, Kates traces her own journey to Oklahoma with clarity and insight. Born and raised in Ohio, she confesses an initial apprehension about her adopted home, admitting that she felt “vulnerable on the open lands.” Yet her original unease develops into a deep affection for the landscape, history, culture, and people of Oklahoma. The women we meet in Red Dirt Women are not politicians, governors’ wives, or celebrities—they are women of all ages and backgrounds who surround us every day and who are as diverse as Oklahoma itself.
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Alternative Oklahoma

During the last decade , though , Wooley and I have spilled countless gallons of ink attempting to describe accurately and discuss rationally exactly what Red Dirt music is . We have heard as many definitions of Red Dirt music as there ...

Author: Davis D. Joyce

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 080613819X

Category: History

Page: 249

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Contrarian Sooner views of Oklahoma history
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Red Dirt Reckless Kelly Artist s Edition

Special expanded edition of Red Dirt. Red Dirt tells the story of a roots music scene that grabbed a foothold in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and spread across the country.

Author: Josh Crutchmer

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ISBN: 1735559741

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Special expanded edition of Red Dirt. Red Dirt tells the story of a roots music scene that grabbed a foothold in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and spread across the country. Red Dirt shares its history and, through the words of the artists, explores the relationships that helped Red Dirt gain acceptance and immense popularity across Texas, which hails a burgeoning original-music scene of its own.
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Red Dirt

Country music included gospel songs . Red Foley gave us ' Just a Closer Walk with Thee ' and ' Peace in the Valley . ' After old - time country singer Stuart Hamblen was saved by Billy Graham in Los Angeles , he wrote and sang ' It Is ...

Author: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806137754

Category: History

Page: 228

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A classic in contemporary Oklahoma literature, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s Red Dirt unearths the joys and ordeals of growing up poor during the 1940s and 1950s. In this exquisite rendering of her childhood in rural Oklahoma, from the Dust Bowl days to the end of the Eisenhower era, the author bears witness to a family and community that still cling to the dream of America as a republic of landowners.
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Country Music

Red Dirt, based in and around Stillwater, Oklahoma, is a rising genre of music that can best be likened to the Indie genre of Rock 'n' Roll; there is no definitive sound that can be attributed to all the bands in the movement.

Author: Nicolae Sfetcu

Publisher: MultiMedia Publishing

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Category: Music

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In popular music, country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music that began to develop rapidly in the 1920s. The term country music began to be widely applied to the music in the 1940s and was fully embraced in the 1970s while country and western declined in use. "Encompassing a wide range of musical genres, from folk songs and religious hymns to rhythm and blues, country music reflects our Nation's cultural diversity as well as the aspirations and ideals that unite us. It springs from the heart of America and speaks eloquently of our history, our faith in God, our devotion to family, and our appreciation for the value of freedom and hard work. With its simple melodies and timeless, universal themes, country music appeals to listeners of all ages and from all walks of life." (President George H. W. Bush celebrated country music by declaring October, 1990 "Country Music Month")
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Main Street Oklahoma

heard in the music of Oklahoma Ozark performers today, including Randy Crouch, Joe Mack, and Thomas Trapp. “Red Dirtmusic, arguably beginning in the 19705, has also influenced Oklahoma Ozark musicians—and they have influenced it.

Author: Linda W. Reese

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806150567

Category: History

Page: 288

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Oklahoma historian Angie Debo once observed that all the forces of United States history have come to bear in the development of the Sooner State. This collection of essays provides a series of snapshots reflecting both the singularity of the Oklahoma experience and the state’s connections to America’s broader history. Spanning the Civil War era and the present, this book develops historic themes as varied as the causes of Indian land dispossession, the Statehood Day wedding ceremony, the oil industry’s environmental impact, the Tulsa Race Riot, labor relations during the New Deal, the failure of the Equal Rights Amendment, the state’s unique Native artistic traditions, and its musical landscape. Oklahomans have always represented multiple races and cultures, lived in big cities or small towns or on farms, and promoted prosperity and cultural achievement while battling poverty and ignorance. The American Main Street has been the site not only of the best principles of community spirit and traditional values but also of shocking cases of prejudice and violence. Rather than shrinking from difficult subjects, Main Street Oklahoma describes the state’s abundant human, natural, and cultural resources, paying tribute to the true grit of Oklahomans, but also exploring some of the more troubling moments in Oklahoma’s past. The editors and contributors provide engaging perspectives on the state’s rich and diverse history.
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Country Music And Beer That s Why Am Here

This cool novelty blank lined journal will make the perfect gift for the boy or girl who loves to take notes, jot down their innermost thoughts, or write songs, poems and ideas 120 Pages High Quality Paper 6" x 9" Paperback notebook Soft ...

Author: Karen Prints

Publisher:

ISBN: 1692739727

Category:

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This cool novelty blank lined journal will make the perfect gift for the boy or girl who loves to take notes, jot down their innermost thoughts, or write songs, poems and ideas 120 Pages High Quality Paper 6" x 9" Paperback notebook Soft Matte Cover Great size to carry in your back, for work, school or in meetings Useful as a journal, notebook or composition book Cool birthday, christmas and anniversary gift
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Red Dirt All Access

Special expanded edition of Red Dirt. Red Dirt tells the story of a roots music scene that grabbed a foothold in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and spread across the country.

Author: Josh Crutchmer

Publisher: Back Lounge Publishing

ISBN: 1735559709

Category:

Page: 294

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Special expanded edition of Red Dirt. Red Dirt tells the story of a roots music scene that grabbed a foothold in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and spread across the country. Red Dirt shares its history and, through the words of the artists, explores the relationships that helped Red Dirt gain acceptance and immense popularity across Texas, which hails a burgeoning original-music scene of its own. A special version of Red Dirt, featuring a bonus mega-chapter loaded with special features which include: - Red Dirt's Next Gig: A brand new essay, not included in the official release, complete with brand new quotes and stories, exploring the future of Red Dirt and how it will rebound from the trials and tribulations of its 2020 disruption. - Read the uncut quotes from Tom Skinner in a 2011 interview about the songs "Water Your Own Yard" and "Skyline Radio" including some never-before-published comments. The original book also contains never-before-published images of Skinner and Bob Childers as well.
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The Great Plains Region

Most recently , the sound of the Red Dirt movement , named for the red - clay earth of the Oklahoma landscape , has been dominating new country and western music in Oklahoma . Bands include Cross Canadian Ragweed , Jimmy LaFave ...

Author: Amanda Rees

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313327335

Category: History

Page: 486

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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on the architecture, art, ecology, folklore, food, religion, and recreation of each major United States region.
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The Music Sound

Red Dirt, based in and around Stillwater, Oklahoma, is a rising genre of music that can best be likened to the Indie genre of Rock 'n' Roll; there is no definitive sound that can be attributed to all the bands in the movement.

Author: Nicolae Sfetcu

Publisher: Nicolae Sfetcu

ISBN:

Category: Music

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A guide for music: compositions, events, forms, genres, groups, history, industry, instruments, language, live music, musicians, songs, musicology, techniques, terminology , theory, music video. Music is a human activity which involves structured and audible sounds, which is used for artistic or aesthetic, entertainment, or ceremonial purposes. The traditional or classical European aspects of music often listed are those elements given primacy in European-influenced classical music: melody, harmony, rhythm, tone color/timbre, and form. A more comprehensive list is given by stating the aspects of sound: pitch, timbre, loudness, and duration. Common terms used to discuss particular pieces include melody, which is a succession of notes heard as some sort of unit; chord, which is a simultaneity of notes heard as some sort of unit; chord progression, which is a succession of chords (simultaneity succession); harmony, which is the relationship between two or more pitches; counterpoint, which is the simultaneity and organization of different melodies; and rhythm, which is the organization of the durational aspects of music.
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The History of Texas Music

54; Geoffrey Himes, “Clint Black,” in Kingsbury, Encyclopedia ofCountry Music, pp. 35–36. 109. ... One ofthe more popular offshoots ofthe newer Americana singer-songwriter tradition is the “Texas/Red Dirt” movement.

Author: Gary Hartman

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603443944

Category: MUSIC

Page: 321

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That Man Is a Sinner

'red dirt' is a musical genre mainly indigenous to oklahoma, but there are a few red dirt bands in texas and kansas as well. red dirt music gets its name from the color of the soil near stillwater, oklahoma where this form of music ...

Author: Jason Earls

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557454853

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Ingenious tickling machines, one hundred point bucks, knife fights at class reunions, death metal bands having deep philosophy discussions, law-breaking poster tricks, a blues guitarist meeting Eric Clapton in the form of Barack Obama, flying quad-runners, world record back busters, 'That Man is a Sinner' by Jason Earls has it all.
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Tulsa Sounds

Tom Skinner Tom Skinner is regarded as one of the three founding fathers of Red Dirt music with Childers and Jimmy ... While Brooks chose to stay in Nashville to further his career, Skinner felt that the slickness of the country music ...

Author: Elven Lindblad

Publisher: Elven Lindblad

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Category: Music

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Most music fans are very familiar with the legacies of Tulsa-area residents such as Leon Russell in rock and roll, Bob Wills in Western Swing, The Gap Band in R&B and funk, Kristin Chenowith on Broadway and Carman in Christian contemporary. Tulsa Sounds: Celebrating the City's Music Heritage goes further and tells how people and events in Tulsa influenced music icons such as Eric Clapton, Count Basie, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce, Hank Williams, George Clinton, Janis Joplin, Barry Manlow and so many more. Jazz icon Louis Armstrong once said, "Music is life itself." Tulsa Sounds: Celebrating the City's Music Heritage is a celebration of both.
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Red Dirt

In this powerful novel about the discovery of responsibility, three young people – Fiona, Murph and Hopper – flee the collapse of their country's economy.

Author: E.M. Reapy

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1784974641

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A group of young Irish migrants leave a man called Hopper for dead on an outback road in Australia. They barely know him; no-one will miss him in their world of hostels, wild nights on cheap wine and grinding work on isolated farms. In this powerful novel about the discovery of responsibility, three young people – Fiona, Murph and Hopper – flee the collapse of their country's economy. In the heat and endless spaces of Australia they try to escape their past, but impulsive cruelty, shame and guilt drag them down, and it is easy to make terrible choices.
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Growing Up Country

With a burning desire to feed his music muse, Stoney packed up and headed to the hotbed of Stillwater, where the Red Dirt movement was gaining momentum and churning out fresh and raw music. In 2002, he teamed up with the Organic Boogie ...

Author: Charlie Daniels

Publisher: Flying Dolphin Press

ISBN: 9780385521628

Category: Music

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From Growing Up Country: “I learned early in life that country is not a place on a map. Country is a place in your heart. In your soul. In the very depth of your being.” —Bill Anderson “One of the things I like most about country life is that nothing much has really changed . . . My grandchildren and I are still walking and hunting in the same woods and fishing in the same creeks as I did with my father.” —President Jimmy Carter “Food was at the heart of our home. And, other than those troublesome vegetables, I loved all of it. We fried everything—we’d have even fried water if we could’ve.” —Keith Anderson “I can’t imagine what my life would have been without peaceful days, mountain streams, homegrown and home-cooked food, country church, and all-day singing with dinner on the grounds with family and friends.” —Dolly Parton “Growing up country—there’s nothing like it. It’s growing up with your grandmother and granddaddy around . . . it’s a lot of love when you need it, great cooking in the kitchen, and always being real.” —Eddie Montgomery Blackberry pie on the window ledge. The Grand Ole Opry on the radio. Sunday dinners on the table. Families swinging on the front porch after a hard day’s work. It’s all part of the country way of life. Here, legendary country music singer Charlie Daniels introduces and edits a collection of heartfelt essays from an all-star cast of contributors on what it means to grow up country. United by a love of music, these notables show us that country means more than just the twang of a guitar. They share a belief in hard work, integrity, strength of character, and having the courage not to quit. The stories here tell of rustic upbringings and rich spirits, of parents who believed in tough love and old-fashioned common sense, and of a strong sense of community, pride in your country, and a love of the natural world. You’ll get an intimate glimpse into the lives of: Country music royalty and all-time greats: such as Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell, Brenda Lee, Dobie Gray, and Lee Greenwood Southern rock gods: such as Gary Rossington and Donnie Van Zant The newest crop of stars: such as Sara Evans, Toby Keith, and Clint Black Special guests: such as former president Jimmy Carter, and seven-time all around rodeo champion Ty Murray These snapshots show how living country has allowed our favorite singers, songwriters, and stage performers to make a career out of doing what they love while never forgetting that when you’ve grown up country, home isn’t just a place where you live, it’s a state of the heart.
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