Despite his relative youth, still in his early 50s, Skeeter’s music reflects the influence of a century of African American songster traditions.
How We Helped:
Music Maker Relief Foundation has provided Skeeter with assistance for his house rent and utility bills, helped him obtain photography, and booked shows for him throughout the Southeast.
He has the capability of earning a living by making music for any audience – black or white. He also makes each show an emotional experience for the audience, as it is for him. This solid, block-like, blind man, has a powerful, flexible, southern drenched voice that comes from deep down in his gut. He has been deeply affected by his church and regularly gets off his piano stool mid-show – ministering from the stage – taking the audience to church with him.