Christy Snow
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Christy Snow

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1991 | INDIE

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1991
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"Best Female Vocalist 2003!" - John Grooms - Editor


Christy Snow understands the power of music. You can tell from the way she crafts her songs. They are often, I imagine, reflections of her own life. And most frequently, though the journey is always rough and bumpy, Christy searches out the rainbow as in "Change Is Good" and "Safe".

The singer/songwriter hails from North Carolina but calls the road home. She tried corporate America but the songwriting bug's sting was just too deep so in 1999 she went out as a full-time musician and hasn't looked back.

Her latest CD, Change Is Good, is a delight, a fresh look at life, that reminds me of vintage folk music from the late 60s and early 70s. But don't take my word for it, catch Christy live at the Starting Over Coffeehouse in Tupelo for their Mocha & Music Series. Saturday May 17th 2003. - Jim Clark


Christy Snow understands the power of music. You can tell from the way she crafts her songs. They are often, I imagine, reflections of her own life. And most frequently, though the journey is always rough and bumpy, Christy searches out the rainbow as in "Change Is Good" and "Safe".

The singer/songwriter hails from North Carolina but calls the road home. She tried corporate America but the songwriting bug's sting was just too deep so in 1999 she went out as a full-time musician and hasn't looked back.

Her latest CD, Change Is Good, is a delight, a fresh look at life, that reminds me of vintage folk music from the late 60s and early 70s. But don't take my word for it, catch Christy live at the Starting Over Coffeehouse in Tupelo for their Mocha & Music Series. Saturday May 17th 2003. - Jim Clark


Snow's powerful lyrics presented with vibrant energy make for an unforgettable performance. - Tanya Jameson


Snow's powerful lyrics presented with vibrant energy make for an unforgettable performance. - Tanya Jameson


"Christy Snow must have been born with that big happy grin on her face. The North Carolina singer-songwriter charmed the packed listening room with tales of her Southern Baptist upbringing and her acoustic folk/pop music that is both playful and spiritual. That ready smile at full wattage she relived the memories of each life-embracing lyric. The sweet-tooth-satisfying sensuality of "Sugar Cane" brought whoops of appreciation from the audience. In a spellbinding segue, she transitioned into the sultry, smoldering "Baptist Roots," a song that fogged up the floor-to-ceiling windows. Her voice purred between the notes, a silky sound with a rough edge underneath. When she sat the guitar aside and played the hypnotic Native American Flute, the audience was suddenly riding a wind that echoed down a canyon. She followed the magical interlude by singing "In My Dreams I can fly." Her listeners were way ahead of her. She then set pulses racing with "Taking Back My Life," igniting the atmosphere with aggressive strumming and ominous vocal delivery." - Jennifer Layton


"Christy Snow must have been born with that big happy grin on her face. The North Carolina singer-songwriter charmed the packed listening room with tales of her Southern Baptist upbringing and her acoustic folk/pop music that is both playful and spiritual. That ready smile at full wattage she relived the memories of each life-embracing lyric. The sweet-tooth-satisfying sensuality of "Sugar Cane" brought whoops of appreciation from the audience. In a spellbinding segue, she transitioned into the sultry, smoldering "Baptist Roots," a song that fogged up the floor-to-ceiling windows. Her voice purred between the notes, a silky sound with a rough edge underneath. When she sat the guitar aside and played the hypnotic Native American Flute, the audience was suddenly riding a wind that echoed down a canyon. She followed the magical interlude by singing "In My Dreams I can fly." Her listeners were way ahead of her. She then set pulses racing with "Taking Back My Life," igniting the atmosphere with aggressive strumming and ominous vocal delivery." - Jennifer Layton


Quote: "There's a richness in these tunes that is real and wonderful".

By Les Reynolds
www.indie-music.com

Coming from Christy Snow, the saying "Change is Good" really IS good. She's released a beautiful 14-song CD full of tunes about embracing change, living life on your own terms and in tune with a higher consciousness.
Heard all that stuff before? Sure, there are people in the world (artists among them) whose facade speaks of spiritual enlightenment and peaceful existence in the world while their real inner selves speaks of anything but those things.
Well, Christy's the Real Deal. You don't even have to know her at all to get the sense that her songs are from her own life and she's living them in the here and now.
And, while her trademark folksy, warm fluid voice and songwriting anchor this CD, the North Carolina musician has changed a bit -- and it's really good.
For instance: there's a new level of production quality on this one. Multi-instrumentalist Chris Rosser's technical expertise and musical knowledge helped create a clear, clean and entertaining sound.
Renee Leboa, an outstanding vocalist on her own, lent some gorgeous support on a few tunes that turned them into sparkling gems.
And, Christy's own acoustic guitar playing seemed more interesting this time with little nuances and more emotion. (She sometimes runs her thumb down the low E string...oooh, shiverrrrrr!)
One more instrumental note (uh, pun not intended but left here anyway): percussion is also quite prominent -- tastefully and artfully done by Jordan Marshall and Renee.
Lyrics are just what you'd expect from Christy, but that's not to say it ever becomes boring. Predictability seems to actually work in her favor -- it's really wonderful to hear someone actually able to explain what it's like to grow spiritually, realize something big and cosmic -- and in everyday language.
(from the title track):
"maybe this illusion of discontent
is what keeps us forever pushing on
grateful but seeking never growing
complacent with life's song
there is always change
...and change is good..."
"It's Time" comes from Christy's own life-changing decision to make a huge leap of faith:
"she said tell me what it is you're waiting for
who holds the key to your freedom's door
what is it you mean you need more time
don't you think it's time to be what you seek now
time to love who you are, time to want what you have
loving life right where you are it's time...
so pay attention to what your intention is
be aware of where your thought lives
speak your word and know the power you have
we all cause what we lack or have, yeah we help create
what we lack or have, it's time, don't you think it's your time."
But it's not all personal growth and empowerment...there's some fun in there, too
A toe-tapping folk/country-blues number called "Love is Love" certainly speaks volumes with its lyrics, but it's a fun song to listen to (and Renee's harmony vocal will give you goosebumps!)
"well if you're forbidden fruit, i can sympathize with eve
and if you're against the rules baby, now i will surely grieve
but you're too holy to be evil and too good to be bad
i tell ya now darling you're the best i ever had
young or old, black or white, it's not wrong or right
when it's love, young or old, boy or girl
it's all the same for the world
so don't tell me what to feel..."
Another fantastic tune is "Gourmet Coffee Blues" with Chris's slide guitar weaving in and out of a travel song about cravings:
"i was driving one day up around mid illinois
when i saw a sign off the interstate
said "gourmet coffee come enjoy"
so i hit the exit hard and fast and followed a .2 mile sign...
finally found casey's coffee shop and
much to my surprise
case's was actually a circle K in disguise..."
These songs will make you smile, cry, think and sometimes just be. There's a richness in these tunes that is real and wonderful. Christy's gift to us seems very well summed up in one of her choices of quotes in the liner notes:
"You are not here to please other people or to live your lives their way. You can only live it your own way and walk your own path." (Louise Hay)
www.christysnow.com
- Les Reynolds


Quote: "There's a richness in these tunes that is real and wonderful".

By Les Reynolds
www.indie-music.com

Coming from Christy Snow, the saying "Change is Good" really IS good. She's released a beautiful 14-song CD full of tunes about embracing change, living life on your own terms and in tune with a higher consciousness.
Heard all that stuff before? Sure, there are people in the world (artists among them) whose facade speaks of spiritual enlightenment and peaceful existence in the world while their real inner selves speaks of anything but those things.
Well, Christy's the Real Deal. You don't even have to know her at all to get the sense that her songs are from her own life and she's living them in the here and now.
And, while her trademark folksy, warm fluid voice and songwriting anchor this CD, the North Carolina musician has changed a bit -- and it's really good.
For instance: there's a new level of production quality on this one. Multi-instrumentalist Chris Rosser's technical expertise and musical knowledge helped create a clear, clean and entertaining sound.
Renee Leboa, an outstanding vocalist on her own, lent some gorgeous support on a few tunes that turned them into sparkling gems.
And, Christy's own acoustic guitar playing seemed more interesting this time with little nuances and more emotion. (She sometimes runs her thumb down the low E string...oooh, shiverrrrrr!)
One more instrumental note (uh, pun not intended but left here anyway): percussion is also quite prominent -- tastefully and artfully done by Jordan Marshall and Renee.
Lyrics are just what you'd expect from Christy, but that's not to say it ever becomes boring. Predictability seems to actually work in her favor -- it's really wonderful to hear someone actually able to explain what it's like to grow spiritually, realize something big and cosmic -- and in everyday language.
(from the title track):
"maybe this illusion of discontent
is what keeps us forever pushing on
grateful but seeking never growing
complacent with life's song
there is always change
...and change is good..."
"It's Time" comes from Christy's own life-changing decision to make a huge leap of faith:
"she said tell me what it is you're waiting for
who holds the key to your freedom's door
what is it you mean you need more time
don't you think it's time to be what you seek now
time to love who you are, time to want what you have
loving life right where you are it's time...
so pay attention to what your intention is
be aware of where your thought lives
speak your word and know the power you have
we all cause what we lack or have, yeah we help create
what we lack or have, it's time, don't you think it's your time."
But it's not all personal growth and empowerment...there's some fun in there, too
A toe-tapping folk/country-blues number called "Love is Love" certainly speaks volumes with its lyrics, but it's a fun song to listen to (and Renee's harmony vocal will give you goosebumps!)
"well if you're forbidden fruit, i can sympathize with eve
and if you're against the rules baby, now i will surely grieve
but you're too holy to be evil and too good to be bad
i tell ya now darling you're the best i ever had
young or old, black or white, it's not wrong or right
when it's love, young or old, boy or girl
it's all the same for the world
so don't tell me what to feel..."
Another fantastic tune is "Gourmet Coffee Blues" with Chris's slide guitar weaving in and out of a travel song about cravings:
"i was driving one day up around mid illinois
when i saw a sign off the interstate
said "gourmet coffee come enjoy"
so i hit the exit hard and fast and followed a .2 mile sign...
finally found casey's coffee shop and
much to my surprise
case's was actually a circle K in disguise..."
These songs will make you smile, cry, think and sometimes just be. There's a richness in these tunes that is real and wonderful. Christy's gift to us seems very well summed up in one of her choices of quotes in the liner notes:
"You are not here to please other people or to live your lives their way. You can only live it your own way and walk your own path." (Louise Hay)
www.christysnow.com
- Les Reynolds


"Lyrics that challenge you to think, encourage you to feel and open you up to laugh, love and enjoy life." - Carol Viescas


"Lyrics that challenge you to think, encourage you to feel and open you up to laugh, love and enjoy life." - Carol Viescas


"Powerful folk songs and engaging stage prescence." - Mike Carmon


"Powerful folk songs and engaging stage prescence." - Mike Carmon


"Her music is straightforward and straight from the heart. Her folk songs range from musings about love, to breaking societal molds, to being positive even though things can get difficult." - Mike Collins


"Her music is straightforward and straight from the heart. Her folk songs range from musings about love, to breaking societal molds, to being positive even though things can get difficult." - Mike Collins


"Singer/Songwriter Christy Snow has been gaining swift attention as one of North Carolina's most accomplished folk performers. She's shared the stage with quite a few of the genre's luminaries - including the Indigo Girls, Kristen Hall and Christine Lavin. In addition, Snow has graced many esteemed listening venues.

But Snow's ultimate landscape is an interior one. In her independently released albums, the singer delves into matters of the heart with a spirit of old-fashioned adventure and cutting-edge insight. Acoustic-music mavens who haven't yet checked her out will be sorry they didn't." - Melanie McGee


"Singer/Songwriter Christy Snow has been gaining swift attention as one of North Carolina's most accomplished folk performers. She's shared the stage with quite a few of the genre's luminaries - including the Indigo Girls, Kristen Hall and Christine Lavin. In addition, Snow has graced many esteemed listening venues.

But Snow's ultimate landscape is an interior one. In her independently released albums, the singer delves into matters of the heart with a spirit of old-fashioned adventure and cutting-edge insight. Acoustic-music mavens who haven't yet checked her out will be sorry they didn't." - Melanie McGee


Discography

Attune To The Ancients - A Native American Flute CD (c) 2011
I Sing My Love - Spiritual chants (c) 2009
Spiraling Into Infinity - A Native American Flute CD (c) 2008
Spirit Dance - A Native American Flute CD (c) 2004
Flute Meditations - A Native American Flute CD (c) 2003
Change Is Good (c) 2003
Remembering The Way - A Native American Flute CD (c) 2001
Awake & Alive (c) 2000
Solid Ground (c) 1999
No Doubts No Fears (c) 1995

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Bio

Christy Snow is a Singer/Songwriter, Speaker, Teacher, Minister, Native American Flautist and Instructor, Recording Artist and Author.

Her discography consists of 10 recordings including the folk recordings: No Doubts No Fears, Solid Ground, Awake & Alive and Change Is Good, the CD of Spiritual Chants I Sing My Love and 5 meditative Native American Flute CDs.

A multiple winner of Charlotte’s BEST award, she is considered "One of Charlotte's Best Female Vocalists" by Creative Loafing and a sought after performer in the US and Canada.

With 23 years of experience as an entertainer she has honed her craft as a songwriter, performer and storyteller. Her shows are a unique and unforgettable experience.

There is an awareness of the simplicities and the complexities of life that Christy Snow conveys with her music and her stories. She sweeps the audience away weaving tales of her travels and her views of spirituality and life. She does this with a personality infused with humor, charisma and an easygoing southern charm. The moody harmonica, enchanting Native American Flute, percussive guitar and rich vocals accompany you on this journey that the Charlotte Observer calls an "Unforgettable performance!"

"Christy could change the world with her songs. A voice combining the qualities of kd lang and Natalie Merchant, this North Carolina singer/songwriter is one you could listen to all day " says Indie-Music.com.

One of Christy’s most popular vocal CD, "Change Is Good," is being called her richest and most eclectic work yet. It has the acoustic folk sound that Snow fans have grown to love but also includes a little blues, a little rock, and a lot of incredibly positive songs. “A CD about living life in tune with a higher consciousness” says Indie-Music.com. There is an ever-present message in her music that we are always at choice as to how we view and make a difference in our world.

Christy began performing professionally in 1991 at women’s music festivals, folk festivals, folk venues and churches. Christy has a very diverse folk style of music that has been described as both playful and spiritual and leads the listener on a path of empowerment, self-love and present moment awareness.

Christy resides in North Carolina but tours internationally and receives both national as well as international airplay of her music and worldwide distribution of her CDs.