The Snyders sign with Mountain Home

Snyder Family signs with Mountain Home (standing) Samantha Snyder, Van Atkins, Ty Gilpin, Zeb Snyder, Laine Snyder, Tim Surrett, Owen Snyder. (seated) Mickey Gamble, Bud SnyderThe 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 siblings, Samantha and Zeb Snyder, whose vocal and instrumental skills have generated something of a buzz this past few years. With Zeb on guitar and Samantha on fiddle, their sound encompasses a variety of traditional music that includes bluegrass, swing, Celtic, and other modern acoustic styles.

All the Snyders are involved, with dad (Bud) on bass, mom (Laine) running the show and singing the odd harmony vocal, and younger brother (Owen) just starting to get into the act. But it’s Samatha and Zeb that generate the attention for their startling musical maturity and knack for entertaining at such a young age.

This promotional video they prepared last year should give you a good idea what we mean.


Mountain Home Marketing Director Ty Gilpin says that they all expect great things from this group.

“We are really excited about having this powerful trio join the Mountain Home family. Everyone has just been blown away by what they are recording in the studio. I would start to say that it is impressive to hear what they can do at their age but the truth is, it’s impressive at any age. They are extremely advanced players with great vocal power, excellent songwriting and truly interesting musical ideas.”

We should have more details about the next Snyder Family Band album late this year or early next.

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