Fran Snyder
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Fran Snyder

Lawrence, Kansas, United States | SELF

Lawrence, Kansas, United States | SELF
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"Fran Snyder named Top 50..."

Fran Snyder named in Music Connection's "Top 50 Innovators, Iconoclasts, Groundbreakers, and Guiding Lights of 2008."

Following the credo "Living rooms were made for live music," Kansas-based Snyder has brought credibility and organization to the house concert market through his website. His efforts have opened up new opportunities for performing songwriters around the world and he has educated the general public about the experience of house concerts. One performer has noted: "All of us who travel and perform for a living owe a debt of gratitude to hi. I have never seen someone in the business as selfless as Fran. (
original article. - Music Connection


5 CDs as a solo artist - listed from most recent to least desirable:
"Live and Then Some"
"Five Little Monkeys and Other Kidstuff"
"Someone is Watching"



Wanna see a funny, live performance video?

Ozark Folk Festival 2009.
Winner, Children/Family category in 2008 International Songwriting Competition.
3rd Place. Poker night last thursday.

Founder of ConcertsInYourHome and now ListeningRoomNetwork - a new site dedicated to supporting public venues that feature intimate concerts.
Speaker/Presenter at Folk Alliance, & Americana Music Conference.

Fran Snyder has been mismanaging his music career for more than a decade. Despite heroic talent and great performances, he always seems to zig when the industry seems to zagnut. But who needs stardom and a heroin habit?

Despite all the mistakes, I, uh, Fran has managed to tour 500,000 miles and somehow make a living at this music thing. Fran enjoys the finer things in life, which is to say, "he's in debt."

Other than that, Fran loves chocolate and long walks on the beach. Oh, and he's not a girl. (Francis is French for "masculine despite wimpy name") You'll often find him on the sunny beaches of Lawrence, KS, feeding the seagulls organically-grown alka seltzer.

Ok... for you formal types... here's the professional bio.

Fran Snyder is a solid entertainer who can command a crowd with just a microphone and his acoustic guitar. Armed with great original songs, surprising cover tunes, and more than a handful of humor, Fran knows how to connect with even the most informal audience.

He's played colleges, clubs, and mainstages all over the US, touring extensively as a solo act, as well as part of the duo" Six Strings and Vinyl. On the mainstage, he has opened for many of his heroes, including Shawn Mullins, Shawn Colvin, Don Henley, Peter Stuart, Dan Fogelberg, Cowboy Junkies, and Boz Scaggs.

Snyder has produced and released five discs on his independent Better Records label. He's also produced other artists like Air's Beth Hirsch
(now on Universal) and the new live disc from JPWilliams (Better Records).

"...doesn't explore the navel too much onstage, rocks..." - Decatur Arts Festival

"...can rev it up in a way few performers can" - Auburn Moon

"...songs go beyond the heartfelt, almost spiritual." Jam Magazine

"I think a good show will make the audience smile, sob, and pee their pants laughing." -- Fran Snyder