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CD review: Tom Skinner 'Tom Skinner'
Then there is the quirky rambler's ode “Nickel's Worth of Difference,” another song he and McClure wrote together, while Herndon and Skinner intertwine their contrasting voices beautifully on the romantic duet “Favorite Cup,” by fellow Oklahoma scribe Larry Spears. Skinner shows his talents as a balladeer on “That's Where We Belong.”
But the singer-songwriter does his best work when he's bringing telling stories like Hoyt Axton's “Gypsy Moth,” Gary Wayne Thomason's “Hollis,” Randy Pease's “I Love This Game” or his own “Christal.”
And the music veteran, who will perform Sunday night at the Blue Door's Tribute to Woody Guthrie, understands the wisdom of saving the best for last, with the piano ballad “Way Back When.”
— Brandy McDonnell