Ed Snodderly is a songwriter with a strong Appalachian sense of place. His songs ring in the old, the odd and in a non-sentimental way Ed calls it American Southern, “’cause that sounds really cool.” The charts call it Country/Americana.
An upbringing in the mountains of East Tennessee lends to the ideas of his twists and turns with his lyrics. The songs are familiar but cross-pollinated with mountains and radio stations. You could say some of his songs are a giving back to the culture, and in the same breath recognize a creative way that they bring the modern into view.
Ed was awarded in 2020 for a lifetime achievement award presented to him from SERFA (Southern Region of Folk Alliance) for his contributions to southern folk music. The third verse in his song, “The Diamond Stream”, which he performs here, is permanently displayed on the Wall of Honor at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.
“So, take down your box and bow
And play the strings
Whisper up your own travelin’ tune
Listen to the sound that the water makes
In the Diamond Stream
The Diamond Stream”.
Find out more: www.edsnodderlymusic.com
Ed is co-founder of The Down Home, a world-renowned music venue located in Johnson City, Tennessee. www.downhome.com
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