Tim Snider
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Tim Snider

Portland, Oregon, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter




""Globe-spanning sounds, classical chops.""

_ - Porland Mercury

""Unbridled energy, intensity and musical eclecticism""

_ - Reno Tahoe Tonight

"There's a Freedom in the Sound"

Sometimes you get a CD in your hands, and it's just when I am suppose to play it... I'm listening and LOVING Tim Snider's new release "The Delmar Session".. I'm playing the whole damn CD on my show Thursday morning on Kvmr.org
- Cheri Snook Kvmr Broadcaster Producer

"On the Rise"

"Exhibiting pace, beauty, texture, dynamics and a humble virtuosity…Snider confidently combines international acoustic polyrhythms ("Earth and Sea"), Latin-infected grooves (“Breathe Deep") with a high desert sonic sensibility ("Keep On”), portraying a gypsy's passion for poetry, movement and story…Less breathy stylistically than Jack Johnson, Ray LaMontagne and Michael Franks, Snider's voice is nonetheless an exceptionally nuanced instrument, with range and color." - Reno Tahoe Tonight


"Let Go, Jump in the River" - (2013)

"The Delmar Sessions" - (2011)



Tim Snider wanted to play violin from a very early age. An Itzhak Perlman performance on Sesame Street when he was just three-and-a-half years old was his earliest musical inspiration, and it was classical music that first provided the impetus to learn his instrument. Over the years other influences came into play, from exposure to rock music (he dropped the violin and picked up a guitar), a Ben Harper gig turned him onto songwriting, and sojourns in Spain and Cuba introduced flamenco, salsa and Afro-Cuban rhythms into his repertoire. Returning to college, he spent a year studying jazz, and rediscovering his love of classical music and went back to the violin.

Thats a lot of music for one so young, but its experience thats served him well. Hes shared bills with artists as diverse as Steel Pulse to Robert Randolph and the Family Band, as well as touring a large chunk of the world playing his own music, a world-folk-jazz-pop hybrid thats aimed at the heart, the brain and the feet.

 On his new album, Let Go, Jump In the River, recorded with the assistance of a large group of musical friends, Snider brings his influence together in ways that are vital and powerful. Songs are propelled by the rhythms of Southern Europe and the Americas, and his songs get under the skin in a most agreeable way. Hurricane gets things going, pushed along by serious strings, and preparing the ground for the remarkable Jump In the semi-official title track where his vision (and concept) truly comes together. Its about letting go and grabbing life, and musically thats just what Sniders doing with side helpings of driving rhythm and radio friendly hooks.

Phil S. -Leicester Bangs