Red Dirt Unplugged: First-Run Hardcover All-Access Edition (Hand-Numbered)


This is THE collector's item in the Red Dirt Unplugged release bonanza! This edition is the very first run off the presses — before the artists in the book get their copies, before the author gets his copy, and well before Amazon or your local bookstore gets theirs. This will be a hardcover, hand-numbered (in the order they come from the printer) version of our All-Access edition.

Full details are below, but in addition to the only souvenir edition of Red Dirt Unplugged, we will throw in the following with this edition:

• A Red Dirt Unplugged bookmark printed on the highest quality stock
• The official Red Dirt Unplugged guitar pick
• Access to the e-book edition one week earlier than any other orders (November 6, 2024).

This is limited to the press capacity for one hardcover printing. Once we fill it, this edition will be sold out. For the last book, this edition sold out in just over a month. We'll do a larger first run this time around, but do not expect this edition to last into the fall.

This is a pre-order! Release date December 13, 2024. Pre-order this edition as soon as you can because it will not last until the window closes on December 2.

This is the ultimate book for the fan who cannot get enough Red Dirt in their lives. This limited edition, available only right here, takes the original release of Red Dirt Unplugged and adds 30 more pages of exclusive "Director's Cut" content from the making of this book. You'll get exclusive, behind-the-music insight from Wyatt Flores, Kaitlin Butts and The Great Divide into some of their biggest hits and most well-known lyrics. (We'll throw in even more behind-the-music from Southall, Them Dirty Roses, Dylan Gossett and Josh Meloy too). You'll get backstage stories and jokes that — while they may not fit in the book at large — are simply too good to miss. And you'll get exclusive reviews of concerts at Cain's Ballroom during the legendary dancehall's centennial celebration.

About the book

Singers, Songs and Stories Shining a Spotlight on Heartland Roots Music

Red Dirt Unplugged is the view from the wings as the Red Dirt music scene reaches heights never-before thought possible. At the crossroads of country, roots rock, and Americana, artists in the scene are enjoying sustained worldwide attention at a large scale for the first time in history. Wyatt Flores, Kaitlin Butts, Southall, Josh Meloy and more are walking through the doors opened by The Turnpike Troubadours and all the artists before them who first put the cracks in those same doors. As Red Dirt became less of an Oklahoma-centric scene and more of a catchall term for original, from-the-heart songwriting, harmonies and melodies, artists like Dylan Gossett, Vincent Neil Emerson, Courtney Patton, Bri Bagwell, Them Dirty Roses, and Vandoliers have been made welcome into the same fold, and find themselves thriving. Meanwhile, Red Dirt's oldest guard — The Great Divide — is in the midst of the finest moment of its three-decade career. Over time, John Moreland and John Calvin Abney only found a stronger grip on heartstrings. Even Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, themselves torchbearers for Arizona's roots rock scene, have made themselves inseparable from the musicians who claim Red Dirt. Venues like Tulsa's Mercury Lounge and Cain's Ballroom have combined history and swagger to become must-visit showrooms for artists and fans alike.

Red Dirt Unplugged gets into all of this. Structured around The Great Divide's 2023 homecoming concert at the Tumbleweed Dancehall in Stillwater, Oklahoma, it seamlessly connects the young artists in the midst of "blowups" like never before to the tradition, history, and confident arrogance that built Red Dirt. Author and journalist Josh Crutchmer had a front row seat to it all, and shares his perspective through an endless stream of artist interviews, side-stage musings, and thoughtful, old-fashioned concert reviews.

The natural sequel to Crutchmer's 2020 debut book, Red Dirt, this one is a can't miss for diehard fans and casual observers of this red-hot music scene.

The final page count will be noted in August 2024, but the book will be roughly 250 pages, including 20 pages of photography featuring the artists showcased in Red Dirt Unplugged.

All-Access bonus material: You'll also get two Red Dirt Unplugged stickers, and you will get access to the complete e-book version of Red Dirt Unplugged on November 6, 2024, one month before the book hits stores. (Epub and PDF formats).

$10 from every sale of this edition will benefit the Red Dirt Relief Fund, the nonprofit which provides assistance to Oklahoma musicians in need, to any order. You'll get a special commemorative sticker for your donation as well.

This book will ship via USPS Priority Mail or the equivalent.