Monica Taylor "The Cimarron Songbird"
This red dirt girl grew up in the heart of Red Dirt music country near Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Cimarron river flows just a mile to the south, the sky is big and full of colors in the early morning, and those last few minutes of the day.
Farming and ranching has been the staple for the small community of Perkins in which she grew up. Rodeo, church, swimmin holes, baling hay, kids meeting each other on a dirt road to ride horses, picnics, the senior citizens in the little town have always had great country and western swing music on monday nights. These are the things that filled Monicas life growing up.
Riding home on the school bus, how Id search the road ahead
for two dogs by a mailbox, that had letters painted red.
Then Id grab my books and say goodbye and Id step down on the ground
then wed all three walk together, there aint no better life Ive found.
from Monicas song The Front Porch Light
Monica was dubbed the Cimarron Songbird by fellow red dirt songwriters by the now legendary Jimmy LaFave and Bob Childers, the unofficial godfather of Oklahoma's red dirt scene. She writes and sings stories from the heart and from her Cherokee, Scottish, & Irish heritage. Her unique singing style and her home near the Cimarron River informs her songs about home, red dirt roads & fence posts, trains & rivers, and love & yearning.
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