Artist: Chuck Dunlap
Chuck Dunlap

Chuck Dunlap is a pioneer of the red dirt music scene in Stillwater Oklahoma. As an acoustic guitar playing singer-songwriter he has spread his music from New Orleans to Alaska. An icon in Oklahoma music scene Chuck has opened for greats such as Emmy Lou Harris, Leo Kottke, Johnny Lee Hooker, and Levon Helm. Chuck won the Woody Guthrie songwriting contest with his song “Drop of Stillwater”. In 2009 his swinging song “My Baby” was used on TNT’s “Saving Grace” also the Outdoor Network’ used the “Red Dirt Shoes” on Wild Alaska.

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A blend of folk and blues with some red dirt thrown in best describes the music, although the music with the High Desert Riders and teaming up with Scott Carson has blended even more genres into his music.

His most recent accolade came when his song “The Peoples Plea” was re-written and re-purposed to be used as a PSA for healthcare in Oklahoma. Along with a video of over 50 other musicians that participated in the project, “Stand (and let your voice be heard)” was released on youtube in the spring of 2014.

Chuck Dunlap - ``The People's Plea`` - Live at Old Church Center

Listen to the sounds by Chuck Dunlap