Matthew Wilburn Skinner | Play for the King

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Play for the King

by Matthew Wilburn Skinner

Raised by wolves, taught by squirrels. Soulful songs of happiness and sorrow.
Genre: Folk: Fingerstyle
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1. Play for the King
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2. Just Wait a Minute
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3. Sari
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4. Borderline
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5. No Guns in London
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6. Back Again
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7. Out of the Way
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8. Let It Go
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9. Wayfaring Stranger
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10. If You Look Ahead
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Album Notes
Raised by wolves, taught by squirrels- Matthew Wilburn Skinner sings songs of happiness and sorrow. As one-third of the band Tallgrass, he's certainly done his part to expand the possibilities of the banjo beyond a bluegrass instrument. "I used to just try and play really fast," he admits. "Which was a challenge, but then I realized you can't move the soul with that many notes, heh. Just the feet." He still plays fast sometimes, "I can't help it, haha, it's fun," but it seems to have moved beyond a sport for him somehow. His Delta blues/jazz fingerstyle on the acoustic guitar is also crazy unique, with flourishes of virtuosity in between vocals that will break your heart before lovingly putting it back together again. Starting out in Iowa City more than 15 years ago, he honed his craft as a player and a sound engineer before moving to Fort Collins, Colorado in 2013.

"Matt's talents are not strictly limited to his time in Tallgrass. His solo performances are a thing of beauty. You are sure to be drawn in by the first soulful moments. Very proficient on both guitar and banjo, Matt enjoys playing and experimenting with open tunings. Drawing from many influences, his songs are honest and soulful, with beautiful depth." - Little House of Sound
"The best damn singer I never heard!" - Ghost of Abraham Lincoln

Play For The King is Matthew's first solo album, released on May 30, 2017. He recorded/sang/played everything himself, one track at a time. It was mastered by Butch Jones at Beathaven Studio. Thanks for checking out this record, much appreciated. May all the wrong notes be right.



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