The following article on Partners members Ruthi and Rankin Skinner appeared in Perspectives, a quarterly magazine published by The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.
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Michael Barns, a resident of Lexington, Kentucky, has composed original music since age sixteen, releasing his first songs for his solo project "Systematic Shut Down" in 2001. Since that time, Michael has released three compact discs of original music drawing from the genres of metal, industrial, alternative, and acoustic to create a unique sound synthesis, with deeply personal and emotional lyrics. He performs all of the instruments in his work and has personally engineered and produced each release. Barnes designs and maintains his own website, www.michaelbarnesmusic.com, where he has a fan base drawn from regions all over the world. His latest release, All I Lost Was You, is a twenty-track effort, spanning the last five years of creative development.