Saturday, December 6, 2014

Bob Snider




In 1990 our band was invited to play the Mariposa Folk Festival, held that year at Molson Park in Barrie, Ontario, just north of Toronto.

I have many fond memories of this festival, some of which include singing "Walking Cane" with legendary folksinger Ed McCurdy, who signed my banjo ("Peace!"), Stompin' Tom Connors, who signed my guitar, as well as contemporary musicians like the Leslie Spit Tree-O, Violent Femmes, and a then-unknown singer-songwriter who has, over the past quarter-century, penned some very nice tunes: Ron Sexsmith.

But of all the musicians we met at the festival, the meeting I cherish most was with Bob Snider, whom we rode up with from Toronto.

The video above, which is from the musical performance series The Neighbour's Dog, is a good example of what Bob does well.

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