Mixing soaring harmonies with inventive acoustic jams, My Cousin Skinny brings energy, spontaneity and a great repertoire of songs to their live performances. Cousins on their mommas’ sides, Mike and Jeff have been playing guitar and writing music together for more than twenty years.
My Cousin Skinny blends jazz, folk, R&B and rock and aren’t afraid to let the energy of the performance and audience shape where the music goes. While many songs feature the bare essentials – guitars and vocals – they also incorporate percussion, tasteful effects, and looping to create a “full band” sound.
In addition to sprinkling in a few originals songs, My Cousin Skinny puts their own spin on covers from a variety of eras and genres. They hop from the Avett Brothers to Paul Simon to Michael Jackson to Phish to Led Zeppelin without skipping a beat. They also gravitate toward songs that are seldom heard: B-side beauties and hidden gems that you won’t hear many other musicians play – especially two guys with acoustic guitars.