Letting Go And Holding On

New Merch Page

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 in Blog

New Merch Page

Our new merchandise page is up! Buy the stuff that will make your friends jealous. We have CDs, shirts, stickers and posters in stock.

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Letting Go And Holding On: Out Now!

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 in Blog

Letting Go And Holding On: Out Now!

We could not be more excited! Why, you ask? Our debut album of sunbaked Americana, Letting Go And Holding On is out now! Frank at Yab Yum calls Letting Go and Holding On perfect music for “Drinking straight Jack pondering what you’re going to do with the rest of your life as your world burns.”   Listen now: Letting Go and Holding On by Shawn Skinner   You can buy Letting Go And Holding On at: Amazon Bandcamp CDBaby iTunes...

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Letting Go and Holding On (COMING SOON!)

Posted on Mar 11, 2016 in Blog

Letting Go and Holding On (COMING SOON!)

Shawn Skinner and the Men of Reason are excited to announce that their debut album, Letting Go and Holding On is on its way. The album was ecorded at Arizona’s Audio Confusion in one day with Jalipaz Nelson. Featuring Some Dark Hollow‘s Jason Stinson, Letting Go and Holding On captures the band’s live feel in an exciting debut. Check back soon for all the details but for now, here’s a snippet:     Like Shawn Skinner and the Men of Reason on Facebook....

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YabYum Music and Arts Reviews “Skinned Alive At The Last Exit”

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 in Blog

YabYum Music and Arts Reviews “Skinned Alive At The Last Exit”

Frank, at YabYum Music and Arts had this to say about Shawn’s live release “Skinned Alive At The Last Exit:” This is the first live record I had a chance to give my opinion on, and as I have played live, so many things can go wrong, the least being the mix. So let’s start with that. Skinned Alive at The Last Exit performed by Shawn Skinner is expertly recorded and mixed by Brian Stubblefield. The levels are perfect. The guitar, Skinner’s voice and harmonica are blended with such a deft hand that I forgot I was listening to a live performance. Bravo, Mr. Stubblefield. Let me start out by stating that Skinner’s voice is true North – and I believe whatever he is singing. Bold, gruff, and real. You know, when it comes to Americana, it’s real easy for a singer/songwriter to go Country in a real hurry. And it’s this border that Skinner never comes close to crossing. The themes during his set are familiar, but Skinner masterfully stays clear of the trite – thanks to some very good storytelling. While I enjoyed every one of the songs, “Letting Go and Holding On” and “Debt”, that he dedicated to his guitar, are terrific, “Mainstay” is where Skinner really hits a sweet spot, and adding a soulful harmonica riff didn’t hurt I can see why he chose to end his show with it. The only critique I have of the recording is this: If you’re at a show, and a guy is singing his heart out and is great at doing it, please people, for goodness sakes, put your hands together for him. Sheesh. Skinned Alive at The Last Exit is the perfect music to accompany your morning coffee or a straight scotch. Depending on your mood....

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Skinned Alive At The Last Exit

Posted on Sep 29, 2013 in Blog

Skinned Alive At The Last Exit

I recently had the chance to open up for Denison Witmer at Last Exit Live in Phoenix. Sound artist Brian Stubblefield was kind enough to record and mix the set for me, which I humbly present for your listening pleasure. You can download the set from my  Bandcamp page  as a “pay what you want” arrangement, or you can stream it here. I am asking for your e-mail address if you download it from Bandcamp but that’s only because I am making plans for my debut studio release and I’d love to keep you updated. Thanks for your support. If you like what you hear, please spread the word. I’d love to hear your thoughts.   Skinned Alive At The Last Exit by Shawn Skinner     Visit my website. “Like” my Facebook...

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