Mental Health Hero Mike Skinner
Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Michael Skinner is fulfilling a long held childhood dream to play the guitar, sing, and write songs. Since first picking up the guitar and learning to play it some thirteen years ago, his musical adventure has brought him to new heights of achievement with the release of a successful debut album titled “TRAIN OF TEARS” in 1999, designing and establishing a website www.mskinnermusic.com in February 2002 that has garnered over several hundred thousand visitors, thousands of downloads of his songs, and in May of 2003, Michael released his second album “PIRATES”. This album showcases more of his songs about life, love, loss, and hope in an acoustic folk pop/rock setting. In April of 2008 he released his third album, “WAITIN’ FOR A TRAIN”, which is easily his most ambitious album to date – 19 songs and 79 ½ minutes of music. His performances have brought him throughout New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Washington, DC, Tennessee and all points in between. He has received some great reviews about his music from the press, but more importantly, the accolades from those who have seen his performances, buy his albums, and visit the website are indeed proof that he is doing the “right thing”.
Michael first entered the world of music as drummer when he was ten years old. Throughout his early teen years his band performed for many school dances, teen centers, and they won their fair share of the Battle of the Bands contests. His later teen years found this success parlayed into being a fulltime professional drummer, performing in nightclubs throughout New England and New York. Eventually his skills as a drummer led him to perform and tour all of Great Britain for two years with the rock band “American Train”. For several years after their return home to Boston, MA, “Train” continued to perform and record in New England and New York. Later on, Michael took his knowledge and skills into the business end of things in music and started a highly successful management and booking agency representing rock bands who toured all over the East coast, as far mid-west into Chicago, and from Toronto to New Brunswick in Canada. Some severe health problems and concerns forced Michael to leave the music business for several years. He has now returned full force in living out his long held childhood dream of playing the guitar and singing and is loving every minute of it.
Michael Skinner Music – 38 River Ledge Drive – Goffstown, NH 03045
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live performance of “Brush Away Your Tears” from TV show
38 River Ledge Drive, Goffstown, NH 03045
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