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Randy Crouch

Randy Crouch is often called the "World's Greatest" rock n roll Fiddler, but his vast talents exceed even that superlative description. Randy Crouch is one of the pioneers of the Red Dirt sound in Alternative Country. After 30 years on the regional scene Crouch's influence extends deep into Oklahoma music of all types, including Folk, Bluegrass, Blues & JamBands.
While he may be best known for his distinctive fiddle playing, he also plays electric, acoustic & pedal steel guitars, dobros, piano & keyboards, banjo & mandolin. Playing multiple instruments at once & in strange configurations is not uncommon for Randy. He is often seen rubbing his fiddle onto an electric guitar or perhaps rubbing that electric guitar onto a pedal steel! Beyond his outstanding and unique musicianship , Randy is also a souful singer and sought after songwriter. His songs have been covered by artist like Gary P. Nunn, the Zen Okies, Tom Skinner, the Burtschi Brothers, South 40, Vince Herman as well as Jason Boland and the Stragglers. Besides fronting his own band, Flying Horse, and being a member of the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival and Marble Falls Festival house bands, Randy also plays regularly with the Red Dirt Rangers and has sat in with almost every other Texas or Red Dirt band that's ever been. His musical presence has a way of making everyone he plays with sound better. Randy's music is innovative and creative. Impossible to categorize, his unique sound has been referred to as "Hillbilly Hendrix," "Cherokee County Flint Rock," "Oklahoma Protest Music," and the "Future of Rock and Roll." His songs and music appeal to all ages, from cowboys to bikers, hippies to attorneys, and everyone in between. As one of the early founders of Red Dirt, Randy was first packing bars like Cain's Ballroom more than 20 years ago as part of the Oklahoma music style called "The Tulsa Sound." For many other fans seeing Randy Crouch was a annual feature of visits to the hidden stages & pickin' parties at Winfield a/k/a the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival. Still more fans have come to know Randy's music through "Jam bands" like My-Tea Kind or the Vince Herman Trio.
What distinguishes Crouch most of all is the distinctive tone of his playing. Whatever the genre, whatever the instrument, Randy Crouch owns the music and makes it his. All the genre hopping thwarts any attempt at labeling the Crouch sound. It's hard to categorize Randy Crouch's music as anything but just that, "Randy Crouch music."
But when he's not performing or composing music, Randy can be found designing Buckminster Fuller inspired geodesic domes.
Randy has won countless votes and contests including Winner: Payne County Line
Oklahoma Music Awards: 2004 Fiddler Of The Year, 2005 Red Dirt Hall of Fame, and 2006 Steel Guitarist Of The Year.
Just in the past four years Randy has been nominated for over twenty other Oklahoma state music awards including:
2005 Oklahoma Musicians Hall of Fame
2005 Entertainer Of The Year:
2005 Singer/Songwriter Of The Year
2005 Steel Guitarist Of The Year
2005 Violinist Of The Year
2005 Red Dirt Band Of The Year
2005 Blues Artist/Band Of The Year
2006 Male Vocalist Of The Year
2006 Entertainer Of The Year
2006 Violin Player Of The Year
2006 Red Dirt Rock Band Of The Year
2006 Red Dirt Band of the Year
2006 Oklahoma Musicians/Artists Hall of Fame
2007 Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, Artist
2007 Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, Blues
2007 Steel Guitarist Of The Year
2007 Violin Player Of The Year
2007 All Instruments Player Of The Year