Tim Snider’s Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Vivian Zavataro
PORTLAND, OR – Tim Snider released his new album “Let Go, Jump in the River on May 2013 and started touring the U.S. West coast at the beginning of September. With the collaboration of amazing musicians, such as Dave Eggar, Max ZT, Sam Minae, and more, the album comes together with Snider’s world-music influence in a vital and powerful way. The album debuted on the “Roots Rock Radio Chart at #20 in the company of Booker T, Tom Jones, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Wanda Jackson. In just one week “Let Go, Jump in the River” went up to #16!
A review of the album by Reno Tahoe Tonight says, “I had no preconceived notions of how Snider’s new record would sound or feel, but I was not prepared for the unbridled energy, intensity, and musical eclecticism found on the CD, but song titles like “After the Storm, “Hurricane, and “My Whole Heart give the listener an idea of the murky terrain Snider treads on here. That said, Snider has never been more declarative and forceful on record; never more confessional and never rawer
Tim Snider is based out of Portland, Oregon, and was raised in Reno, Nevada. He was only three-years old when he was mesmerized by the violin via Itzchak Perlman on Sesame Street, and begged his mother for lessons. He played classical violin through elementary school, and by the age of 12, took a break and switched to a guitar for while. Tim’s musical journey took him through flamenco, Cuban Salsa, and West African music. Tim has expanded his sound and sharpened his skill through much music exploration and studied around the world. He plays over 200 festivals and shows a year, and has supported artists such as Michael Franti, Robert Randolph, and Steel Pulse.
This latest album, was co-produced by Sam Minaie and Snider himself. It was mastered by Nate Wood, and recorded partially at Bird Food Studios in Astoria, New York, and partially at New North Sound Studios in Portland, Oregon.
“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. It’s about letting go and grabbing life, and musically that’s just what Snider’s doing – with side helpings of driving rhythm and radio friendly hooks, reviews Leicester Bangs.
The live shows are always inspiring- whether he is playing solo combining live loops layering violin, guitar, percussion, and vocals, or accompanied by other musicians and bands.