A verse to Ed Snodderly’s song “The Diamond Stream” is permanently etched upon the wall in the Hall of Honor at the Country Music Hall of Fame, yet the legacy of this multi-talented musician, songwriter, playwright, and actor extends far beyond the carefully crafted lyrics in his impressive catalogue. Among Snodderly’s gifts to our region — and beyond — is a small listening room in Johnson City, Tennessee, known as The Down Home. Established in 1976, Snodderly’s esteemed venue has served as a sacred rite of passage for musicians and a trusted source of consistently good live music for audiences who prefer the band to be front and center instead of background noise. The intimate stage has hosted iconic talent such as Townes Van Zandt, Lucinda Williams, Newgrass Revival, and Alison Krauss, to name a few, and it remains one of the most respected venues in our region.
On Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., Ed Snodderly ventures to Bristol to share his own music — songs from his latest release, Record Shop — in another intimate space: the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. This concert will air simultaneously on Radio Bristol.
“Radio Bristol Premieres is an avenue for artists to showcase new music and discuss their inspiration for creating it,” said Kris Truelsen, Radio Bristol producer. “Ed Snodderly is one of our region’s most gifted and enduring songwriters. Radio Bristol is honored to host him at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.”
Snodderly’s songs have been recorded by artists such as Sam Bush, Missy Raines, Jerry Douglas, and John Cowan, and his music continues to draw from the deep well of traditional, Appalachian influences. His thoughtful lyricism and skilled musicianship paint mesmeric landscapes of a distinctly southern panorama. A highly engaging entertainer, Snodderly is a modern classic whose music goes down as smooth as Tennessee Tea.
To be part of the studio audience for Radio Bristol Presents: Ed Snodderly, tickets are available for $20 online at BirthplaceOfCountryMusic.org and at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Doors to the show open at 6:30 p.m. Listeners may tune into Radio Bristol at 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, online at ListenRadioBristol.org, or through the station’s free mobile app.