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Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Born: October 4, 1965

October 4,1965, El Paso, TX — Johnny Cash is arrested for smuggling amphetamines across the border from Mexico. Meanwhile, in the thriving metropolis of Philadelphia, Skip Heller is born.

HartfordRaised in and around the City of Brotherly Love, he develops an early interest in music, largely the result of seeing John Hartford on the Smothers Brothers and Glen Campbell television shows. At age 4, he buys his first record, EARTHWORDS AND MUSIC, with money he got for his birthday, thus beginning a lifelong habit of running to a record store every damn time he has money in his hand.

His school years are uneventful. There's a brief bout with piano lessons. Also, he discovers rockabilly music at age 8, and decides he wants to play guitar. His grandmother takes him to see an Elvis Presley concert at the Spectrum (the local sports arena), and in effect seals the deal. He loses all interest in piano lessons (since none of what he's being force-fed has anything to do with Elvis, Ricky, or even Jerry Lee) and starts screaming for a guitar...
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Music

Featured recording “Songs With Memories: Skip Heller and Friends Play Floyd Tillman”

Songs With Memories: Skip Heller and Friends Play Floyd Tillman

Weatherbird
2013
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    Songs With Memories: Skip Heller and Friends Play Floyd Tillman

    Weatherbird
    2013
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    Fakebook II - That’s Entertainment

    Weatherbird
    2012
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    Foolish Me

    Weatherbird
    2012
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    Mean Things Happening In This Land

    Ropeadope
    2006
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    Live at the Flying Monkey, Huntsville, AL

    Skyeways
    2006
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    Out of Time

    Dreambox Media
    2005
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    It's Like That: The Organ Combo Anthology 1998-2004

    Jewbilee
    2005
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