July 29

Multi-Award Winning Belleville, ON-Based Duo Red Dirt Skinners Look to “Brighter Days Ahead” in New Single — Available Now

“Outstanding harmonies” — R2 (Rock n Reel) Magazine

“The best live act I’ve heard in yonks!” — FATEA Magazine

“One of the best duos in the business” — Blues In Britain Magazine

“5 out of 5 stars. It should have had 6. Wonderful harmonies and remarkable heart and depth” — 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

“If there’s a Pink Floyd of folk music, these guys are it. They’re innovative, orchestral and dreamy, and Sarah is the David Gilmour of the soprano sax” — Roots Music Canada

Multi-Award Winning Belleville, ON-Based Duo Red Dirt Skinners Look to “Brighter Days Ahead” in New Single — Available Now

Song Lands Ahead of Forthcoming Album, Bear With Us — Out this Fall!

Watch “Brighter Days Ahead” via YouTube Here


Belleville, ON-based, award-winning Red Dirt Skinners’ latest single release “Brighter Days Ahead” signifies the duo’s foray into 70s-esque indie-pop easy-rock loud and clear. 

Available now, the new song lands ahead of the Belleville-based band’s forthcoming album release, Bear With Us — coming this Fall. 

Rooted in a time when the Skinners — Rob and Sarah — were on tour in Scotland and noticed, amongst the rain clouds, the shadows always pointed towards a rainbow. It seemed to be an observation that could be applied to life in general too, and from that idea, “Brighter Days Ahead” was born. 

“We are living in strange and confusing times,” Sarah says. “‘Brighter Days Ahead’ is intended to give the listener hope. 

“It’s a positive summer anthem for 2021!”

With previous releases — including Under Utopian Skies (2018), Behind the Wheel (2016), Live at the Blue Lamp (2014), Sinking the Mary Rose (2013), and Home Sweet Home (2012) — garnering the pair poll-topping and award-winning nods such as Alternative Album of the Year, Folk/Roots Album of the Year, Instrumentalist of the Year, and more, the band’s upcoming full-length, Bear With Us, is set to arrive October 22, 2021. 

A collection of ten original songs, the new albums draws on hard hitting subject matters, such as dementia, homelessness and narcissistic abuse — all 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. The album is a triumph to positive thinking, and a further development of the band’s signature sound. 

Red Dirt Skinners have won countless awards in the UK, and spanned several genres before capturing the attention of the Canadian music press in 2015. Within just two years of their first-ever tour of Canada, the Skinners were invited by Canadian Immigration to become permanent residents under the “Performers of a World Class Level” category. Rob and Sarah Skinner were thrilled and honoured, and accepted the offer immediately — turning their world upside down in what has turned out to be an extremely positive decision both personally and professionally.

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. If you like songs influenced by Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Queen, and David Bowie — all coupled with some epic storytelling, humour, and heartfelt emotions — you’ll love the Red Dirt Skinners and “Brighter Days Ahead.” 

“Brighter Days Ahead” is available now. Bear With Us is available October 2021. 

 We would like to thank Eric Alper for the artist profile and press release.