Tag: The Snyder Family Band

Photos from Bloomin’ Bluegrass 2015

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thanks to Bob Compere for this batch of photos from last weekend’s Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival & Chili Cookoff in Farmer’s Branch, TX, just north of Dallas.


Spruce Pine Festival: A Hidden Gem in the North Carolina Mountains

| July 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

Nestled on a hillside in historic downtown Spruce Pine, N.C., my companion and I enjoyed some of the best bluegrass music, food and small town atmosphere I’ve encountered. Now in its fourth year, the Spruce Pine Barbecue Championship and Bluegrass Festival held July 17–18 featured […]


Wherever I Wander – Snyder Family Band

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

How often do we discover bright young talent in family bands? The dynamic seems to entice and encourage the growth of budding pickers, who often develop rapidly in this supportive environment. It seems we never lack for examples, and here’s another. The Snyder Family has […]


Wherever I Wander from the Snyders in March

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Snyder Family Band have signed with Mountain Home Music, and will be releasing their first album with the label on March 17. This extremely talented trio features the precocious musicianship of Samantha and Zeb Snyder, with their father Bud on bass. Samantha plays fiddle like […]


The Snyders sign with Mountain Home

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Snyder Family from Lexington, NC has signed with Mountain Home Music, a division of Crossroads Entertainment. They are in the Crossroads studio now working with producer Tim Surrett of Balsam Range on a new album expected in 2015. The band centers around the talented teen […]


Bluegrass siblings at HoustonFest

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jordan Laney wrote earlier this week about the youth focus of last weekend’s HoustonFest in Galax, VA. Here is some video proof of why it’s important to support and nourish young grassers. This video shows 3 sets of teen bluegrass siblings plying their trade. Jimmy […]


Building Bridges – The Snyder Family

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over the past several months, we’ve written several times about the Generation Bluegrass films, which feature a number of young, up-and-coming bluegrass musicians, including several family bands which have seen their music reach a wider audience since the premiere of the first film. One of […]


New Primitive – Adam Steffey

| July 10, 2013 | 2 Comments

Not many people can claim to be multi-IBMA award winners; even fewer have nine Mandolin Player of the Year trophies sitting at home. Adam Steffey, currently of the Boxcars and formerly of Alison Krauss and Union Station, as well as several other top bluegrass groups, […]


Generation Bluegrass 2: The Grass Roots Up

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last year we dedicated a good many pixels to a film project called Generation Bluegrass. It was the brainchild of Corey Smith, an 18 year old filmmaker and bluegrass guitarist. His idea was to highlight some of the stellar young musicians about to break out […]


Houstonfest 2013 photos

| May 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Houstonfest is a small but growing festival now in its third year, dedicated to the memory and example of banjo prodigy Houston Caldwell, who died in a motorcycle accident at the age of 18. Caldwell dedicated his life to song and service, and that’s what […]