Jacob Flint, who was born in Mounds, Oklahoma in 1985, was raised in Holdenville, an oil-producing community east of Oklahoma City. Jake Flint was raised on a mixture of rock, country, and songwriting legends like so many Red Dirt artists because his father was a wildcat oilman.
Jake’s older sister introduced him to grunge rock legends like Nirvana and Pearl Jam, while Jake’s father instilled a love of music in him from an early age through artists like John Denver, Dire Straits, John Prine, and Townes Van Zandt.
Flint is a Red Dirt musician who lives in the outlying Claremore, Oklahoma. Jake, the son of a renegade oilman and a dedicated mother of two, was born in 1985 and nurtured in the oilfield boomtown of Holdenville in South Eastern Oklahoma. After moving there, Jake claims that he was always the “outcast country kid in the city.”
Jake’s father’s diagnosis of A.L.S., or Lou Gherig’s Disease, prevented him from being able to interact with his son physically, which led to Jake’s first exposure to music.
Jake’s father hired a couple of his lifetime best friends to teach Jake to play the guitar and take him to local bluegrass festivals since he was worried about not being able to play sports with Jake. Jake developed a passion for bluegrass music, which he quickly expanded to include jam bands like Phish, String Cheese Incident, and Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. Jake was motivated to compose his own music at this time.
The discovery of songwriters from the Texas and Oklahoma music scenes, including Tom Skinner, Bob Childers, Boland, Canada, McClure, and Chris Knight, among countless others, marked Jake’s next musical phase. Jake found himself, his musical inspiration, and the beginning of his own singing and songwriting career here.
Jake wrote openly and honestly about everything he experienced in life, including loving, hating, gaining, losing, experimenting, witnessing, missioning, sinning, breaking the law, and paying the price.
In clubs throughout Oklahoma, Texas, and neighboring states, Jake performs both acoustically solo and with his band.
Jake Flint was married to Brenda Flint. The couple confirmed their marriage with a release of 30 seconds video clip on her social media. Unfortunately, Jake passed away shortly after his marriage.