Michael On Stage

“It is Mike Skinner’s lyrics that are most impressive; they tell the story of his life, pain, heartbreak, recovery, renewal. Add to that his voice and guitar and you have a talent ready to explode!”

Gayle Bluebird

“Michael is a prolific composer, an inspiring speaker and a shining star in the mental health community.  His journey through horrendous childhood abuse to becoming a strong, effective advocate through his music and speaking appearances is nothing short of a miracle.”

Ed Pazicky, Altered States of the Arts

You sounded awesome today. Made me tear up a bit though. You music is so true to life. Thanks for the hard work that you do, it’s great.”


“Buy this CD” (Train of Tears)

JAM Magazine  April

“Mr. Skinner uses his music on two levels: to entertain, and to speak out against the stigma of mental illness.”

Karen Dandurant, Seacoast On-Line

“You made a important contribution….without you, this conference would not have been as successful as it was”

Kristen Price, Executive Director – NewHope Healing Institute

“Michael Skinner, a survivor musician, was a godsend”

Ellen, Healing & Arts Studio

“Your music speaks to the heart of our experiences and gives inspiration for passing through stormy seas. Great music.”


“You are a prolific writer”


“Your set was great”

Chuck, Rust Never Sleeps

“Thank you so much for sharing your experience, talent and spirit with us. Your courage inspires and frees us all to embrace life and love as fully as possible”

Peace and Warmth, Lucia

“CD sounds great….well done” (On PIRATES)

Byron, Orford River Jam

“You have been chosen for a very special purpose, as you continue to touch my heart every time I listen to “Katrina”. I wish you blessings and light”

Dotty Mae

“Your music is comforting to many of us.”

Love and miss you, Ann

“We really enjoyed your performance today, Mike. Thanks so much for entertaining us.”

Leni, Plus Company

“Forgot to tell you how enjoyable your music was. Keep at it and good luck.”

John, Writer/Author

“Your presence alone portrayed so much strength. Your music is powerful. I admire your strength to remain so open with yourself in your music. Your words create such a connection between you and your listeners. It’s amazing.”

Stephanie, Philadelphia, PA

“Feel great knowing that there are so many great musicians out there that know the stigma is really bad”. Peace to you,


“It’s wonderful having you on board! Your input and insight are invaluable; your feel for the work is natural.”

Steve Bernstein, Director of Compassionate Connections

“I wanted to thank you for being one of my guests on HEALTH NEW HAMPSHIRE (television show). As expected, you did a great job and I hope we covered the important points. It was a pleasure to meet you and get to know you a bit.”

Paul S. Boynton, Vice President of Easter Seals Society of NH

“You made New Hampshire a better place for people with mental illness”

Rick Sherman, President NAMI-NH

“Thank you for providing the entertainment portion of the ‘RAINBOW OF HOPE’ convention. You really lived up to the recommendations. We heard great comments from those participating”

Candy and Harold

“Thank you from all of us at VSA arts NH for supporting our work to promote the creative power in people with disabilities.”

VSA arts

“Thank you for a very successful conference. Your hard work is appreciated.”

Follow Your Dreams Conference, NH Division of Behavioral Health

“Please save September 11-13 for coming to New York for our next conference…You did an extraordinary job at the last one!”

Harvey Rosenthal, Director, NYAPRS, NY