Jake Flint (IV) — 25th Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, 2022

R.I.P. Jake Flint, 1985 – 2022

Joy Followed by Tragedy

Oklahoma Red Dirt musi­cian Jake Flint, age 37, died , mere hours after mar­ry­ing his fiancée, Brenda. His long­time pub­li­cist Clif Doyal con­firmed to The Oklahoman [Sidenote: McDonnell, Brandy, “Oklahoma, Red Dirt singer-song­writer Jake Flint, 37, dies just hours after his wed­ding”, The Oklahoman, ] that the Red Dirt musi­cian died in his sleep hours after say­ing his vows.

Norman musi­cian Mike Hosty had pro­vided the recep­tion music from a ply­wood stage under a cir­cus tent as the rain came down. A few hours later, he received word that Flint had died. He was a singer-song­writer, through and through, and just a big per­son­al­ity, a big heart, and [he’d] bend over back­wards to do any­thing for you. When any musi­cian asks you to play at their wed­ding, it’s one of those most impor­tant days … and it’s always an honor, Hosty told The Oklahoman [Sidenote: Ibid.]

In a post on Facebook, Flint’s man­ager wrote, […] I loved [Jake] much like a son. The fun­ni­est, most hilar­i­ous, hard­est work­ing, ded­i­cated artist I have ever worked with in my career. Musician Dylan Stewart wrote For some­body who con­sid­ers them­selves a word­smith, I sure can’t find the words. You were the great­est of pals, Jake Flint. Just the sight of your face brought the biggest of smiles to my face. I will surely miss you in this life old friend. And I will so very much look for­ward to find­ing you in the next.

Tulsa-based Flint grew up in Holdenville. He took up gui­tar when his father was diag­nosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Unable to par­tic­i­pate in sports with his son, Flint’s father com­mis­sioned a pair of friends to give his son gui­tar lessons. [Sidenote: Ibid.]

Flint released four albums and was named Breakout Artist of the Year at the We Are Tulsa Music Awards in . He played the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in , , , and .

The cause of death has not yet been released.

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