Shawn Skinner: Skinned Alive

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Shawn Skinner live at Last Exit Live, Phoenix, AZ (09/14/13).

Released October 1, 2013.

All songs written and performed by Shawn Skinner. Recorded live and mixed by Brian Stubblefield at Last Exit Live.

Available at Bandcamp for a “name your price” option.

Sunbaked Americana.

House Show (re)Visitations

House Show (re)Visitations: A Music Mix By and For Habañero Collective

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Over the course of several years, we hosted some fantastic artists and we want to share them with you. So we have started making mixes of some of the artists we’ve featured. Here is a mix of 20 of the artists we hosted. Hopefully, this will be the first installment of several. Either way: Enjoy.

Stream or download here.


  1. “Distress Signal” by Jeremy Casella. From the 2007 album Rcvry. (WEB // BC // AMZN)

  2. “America’s Son” by Air Review. From the 2013 album Low Wishes. (WEB // BC // AMZN)

  3. “One, Two, Three” by Christian Lee Hutson. From the 2015 album Yeah Okay, I Know. (WEB // BC // AMZN)

  4. “Big Ghost” by Chris Bathgate. From the 2016 EP Old Factory. (WEB // BC // AMZN)

  5. “Folded Hands” by Zoo Animal. From the 2010 self-titled album. (WEB // BC // AMZN)

  6. “Always The Same” by the Autumn Film. From the 2010 album The Ship and the Sea. (WEB // BC // AMZN)

  7. “Ornithology” by Foreknown. From the 2014 album Ornithology. (AMZN)

  8. “New Way of Living” by David Ramirez. From the 2015 album Fables. (WEB // BC // AMZN)

  9. “Letting Go and Holding On” by Shawn Skinner and the Men of Reason. From the 2016 album Letting Go and Holding On. (WEB // BC // AMZN)

  10. “Minnie Pearl” by Matt Haeck. From the 2015 album Late Bloomer. (WEB // BC // AMZN)

  11. “Monster Truck” by Ramsay Midwood. Live on KCRW. (WEB // AMZN)

  12. “The Truth” by American Longspurs. From the 2014 album Palo Santo. (WEB // BC)

  13. “We Will All Be Changed” by Seryn. From the 2011 album This Is Where We Are. (BC // AMZN)

  14. “Old Man’s Town” by the Hollands! From the 2013 album Over Lands & Leas. (WEB // BC // AMZN)

  15. “Come On” by Aaron Spiro. Unreleased, live at the Thomas Listening Room. (BC // AMZN)

  16. “Honest Kind of Luck” by Dylan Pratt. From the 2013 album Beg For Fire. (WEB // BC // AMZN)

  17. “Sisters and Brothers” by the Vespers. From the 2015 album Sisters and Brothers. (WEB // BC // AMZN)

  18. “Switzerland” by the Last Bison. From the 2011 album Quill. (WEB // BC // AMZN)

  19. “Nothing Like A Train” by Vigilantes of Love. From the 1999 album Audible Sigh. (WEB // BC // AMZN)

  20. “Homestead” by Northern Hustle. From the 2013 album Forgether. (BC // AMZN)

Shawn Skinner Videos

Photo by Kha Do.

Photo by Kha Do.

One of the dreams of Habañero Collective has always been to promote culture, community, music, art, and the overlap of all of the above. Sometimes we’re lucky enough to work right alongside some mighty talented people.

One of those people is Arizona’s own Shawn Skinner. Shawn has played around town both solo and with his band The Men of Reason.

Shawn grew up playing in a family band all over in Arizona. But that’s not why we’re posting today. In 2013, Shawn opened for Denison Witmer at the Last Exit Live in Phoenix. The set was recorded and released as Skinned Alive At The Last Exit. But that’s not why we’re posting today. Then, in 2016, Shawn released his debut album Letting Go and Holding On with his band the Men of Reason. We highly recommend it, but that’s not why we’re posting today. Shawn also plays guitar and sings harmonies with Habañero Collective friends Some Dark Hollow. They’re terrific, and we highly recommend catching them live if you can. But that’s not why we’re posting today.

We are posting today because, in 2013, we had the privilege of working with Kha Do to record two videos of Shawn walking in the middle of nowhere. No overdubs.

First is “Mainstay”

Next up is “You Better Not Miss”

  • Purchase Skinned Alive At The Last Exit at Bandcamp.

  • Purchase Letting Go and Holding On at Bandcamp.

  • Follow Shawn Skinner at Facebook.

  • Visit Some Dark Hollow’s official website.

  • Follow Some Dark Hollow at Facebook.

  • Support Some Dark Hollow at Bandcamp.

Habañero Collective House Show Posters

Habañero Collective House Show Posters.

All design work by Brent Thomas or Mark Whiten, except the Northern Hustle poster, which is all Drew Dunlap. Click through to see full images and sometimes maybe find cool links.