The Charlotte Folk Society’s (CFS) Monthly Gathering is Friday, August 12th, and The Snyder Family is set to perform at 7:30pm.
“Samantha and Zeb Snyder are startlingly gifted siblings whose trio is rounded out with dad, Bud Snyder, who holds down a rock solid upright bass rhythm. Based in the bluegrass tradition, they mix in elements of Southern rock, blues, gospel, Texas swing, and newgrass.
Samantha, now sixteen, is an award-winning fiddler as well as a top-notch singer and songwriter. She was selected as fiddler and lead vocalist for the 2013 Youth All-Star Bluegrass Band that performed at the 2013 IBMA World of Bluegrass Awards Show held in Raleigh, NC. Her songwriting and creativity are a big part of The Snyder Family sound. She occasionally plays guitar and mandolin during a performance, as well. Whether fiddling or singing, Samantha creates a warm and energetic feel on stage that demonstrates her true passion for the music.
After amassing multiple guitar championships as a youth, Zeb, now nineteen, focuses on performing, recording, and writing. He plays mostly with a flat pick but also incorporates various guitar-picking techniques such as fingerstyle, thumb picking, and slide. He is also an accomplished mandolin player. Grammy Award-winning Adam Steffey asked Zeb to play guitar on his solo project New Primitive. Zeb also received nominations for the IBMA Momentum Awards for Instrumentalist in 2013 and 2014.
The Snyder Family has four CDs to its credit. The first three were released through Mountain Roads Recordings: Coming On Strong (2010), Stages (2011), and Building Bridges (2013). Wherever I Wander, the band’s first album on Mountain Home Music Company was released in March 2015 and produced by Tim Surrett (of the multi-award-winning band Balsam Range).” CFS website
Please join us at the Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Avenue, on the edge of Uptown Charlotte. The music gets underway in the beautiful listening room at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm. Free parking is available in the 4th Street Mecklenburg County parking deck, between Kings Drive and McDowell Street. Enter from the Stella Center parking lot or from 4th Street. Accessible entry and an elevator are available through the ground floor door on the parking lot side of the building. A CFS volunteer is available to assist guests who are dropped off by their drivers.
All CFS Gatherings are family-friendly and free; donations are appreciated and this concert is presented in partnership with Charlotte Community Radio.
Charlotte Folk Society Gatherings are made possible, in part, with funding from Arts & Science Council, the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.