Jake Flint is an Oklahoma-born country performer, who died unexpectedly at the age of 37.
Jake Flint, an Oklahoma Red Dirt artist, died unexpectedly hours after his wedding at the age of 37.
As news of Flint’s unexpected death at the age of 37 emerged Monday, it was clear that shock and loss were present throughout the Oklahoma music scene. Clif Doyal, the Red Dirt singer-longtime songwriter’s publicist, revealed to The Oklahoman that he had passed away in his sleep the night after his wedding on Saturday. It is still unclear what caused the death.
“He was not only a client, but he was also a dear friend and just a super nice guy. As you can see from the outpouring on social media, he was loved by everybody. I think a lot of it was just that he was a people person, and he had an amazing sense of humor. He made everybody laugh, and he made everybody feel welcome,””He was an ambassador for Oklahoma Red Dirt music.”
Brenda Cline, Flint’s manager, posted the news on Facebook late Friday night, said:
“I loved him much like a son. The funniest, most hilarious, hardest working, a dedicated artist I have ever worked with in my career. We need prayers- it’s all so surreal. Please please pray for his new wife Brenda, Jake’s precious mother, his sister, and the rest of his family and friends. This is going to be incredibly difficult for so many. We love you Jake and you in our hearts forever. ”
Flint’s new wife, Brenda Wilson, took to social media to share video footage from the couple’s wedding day, captioning the post, “I don’t understand.”
After hearing that his father, an enthusiastic music fan, had ALS, Jake Flint began to perform music (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Flint’s father hired a couple of buddies to teach the future Red Dirt up-and-comer to play guitar and take him to local bluegrass festivals because he wouldn’t be able to engage in sports with his son.
Phish and String Cheese Incident
Flint’s musical tastes, in addition to bluegrass, included jam bands like Phish and String Cheese Incident, 1990s rockers like Nirvana and Pearl Jam, Texas singer-songwriters like Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, and Red Dirt greats like Tom Skinner and The Great Divide. To make his first album, “I’m Not Okay,” released in 2016, Flint went to The Boohatch, the old Ada residence studio of The Great Divide singer, producer, and Oklahoma Music Hall of Famer Mike McClure.
He was on the lineups of festivals held in the Sooner State, such as the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Bob Childers’ Gypsy Cafe, and Tom Skinner’s Skyline Fest, and performed both with his band and solo acoustic acts at venues across Oklahoma, Texas, and neighboring states. The last two occasions serve as fund-raisers for the charitable Red Dirt Relief Fund, an organization that included Flint among its ardent supporters.
About his personal life and early life
Jake Flint married his wife Brenda Wilson. The news that Flint had passed away in his sleep barely hours after saying his vows to his wife reached Hosty on Sunday morning.
Jake Flint was 37 years old at the time of his passing. He holds an American nationality and he belongs white ethnic group.