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Winter Concert Series welcomes Snyder Family Band

art snyderfamAcclaimed bluegrass act Balsam Range will welcome the Snyder Family Band as part of their Winter Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Colonial Theatre in Canton.

Based out of Lexington, the band (formed in 2007) consists of three siblings (Samantha, Zeb, Owen) and their parents (Laine and Bud), who encouraged their children to find development and enrichment through music. 

“We want to create and perform quality music that appeals to fans of all ages and interests. We as musicians enjoy all sorts of genres, which results in a style of music that, in my opinion, is unique to our band because it’s our own recipe,” said 16-year-old violinist Samantha. “A lot of our music is original, which furthers this unique sound. We also make sure that all of our music is family-friendly, so that anyone can have a good time listening to us.”

The Colonial Theatre show will be in preparation for the upcoming release of their new album, “Wherever I Wander,” which is being put out by the Mountain Home Music Company. The family band aims to not only preserve the traditional sound of bluegrass, but also perpetuate it into the next generation of listeners and musicians.

“Bluegrass is real life, it’s simple lyrics you might find in quality country music, some of the improvisation and spontaneity that you’d find in jazz, and the drive and excitement that you might experience in rock music,” said 19-year-old guitarist Zeb. “The other defining element that sets bluegrass apart from other genres is the bluegrass community itself. Nowhere else will you find friendlier people, humbler artists, or a more family-friendly atmosphere. It’s very easy to enter bluegrass as a young artist because most of the people in bluegrass are supportive and encouraging. I know we’ve experienced that first hand, and that’s one of the many things that got us hooked on bluegrass music.”

As of press time, the show was sold out. But, those interested can contact the theatre about future performances. or or 828.235.2760 or

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