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Radio Bristol Premieres: Ed Snodderly

May 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Radio Bristol focuses on new recordings and projects from nationally recognized artists before a live audience in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. On Friday, May 5, Radio Bristol is proud to feature new music from multi-talented singer-songwriter, actor, and co-founder of the famed Down Home listening room, Ed Snodderly. Ed will be performing music from his latest release Record Shop.
Listeners may be part of the live, studio audience or listen online at ListenRadioBristol.org.


The Tennessee native looks a bit like Doc from Back to the Future with shorter hair and Buddy Holly glasses. His voice is the sonic equivalent of an old denim shirt, creased and worn and reassuring. While “folk” doesn’t quite capture Snodderly’s essence—he is more singer-songwriter steeped in country and bluegrass—he is nevertheless finely tuned to the eccentricities of traditional music. His writing style is unique.
The songs are original, yet familiar. His guitar playing holds those ancestral rhythms. He makes primitive banjo and drums sound like the most obvious combination in the world. Whatever you want to call him—Alt-Country Singer? Old-Time Musician? Folkie?—Ed Snodderly is proof that Southern music, with all its old peculiarities, is alive and kicking. Several of his songs have been recorded by musicians such as Sam Bush, Missy Raines, Jerry Douglas and John Cowan. The Country Music Hall Of Fame Museum honored him by inscribing a verse of his song, “The Diamond Stream,” upon the wall in the Hall Of Honor.


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