Born in Knoxville, Snodderly began his recording career with Philo Records in Boston in the late 1970s and has released eight full length featured recording projects, including two (Plow, Pressley’s Grocery) on independent roots music powerhouse Sugar Hill Records. Along with musical partner Eugene Wolf, Snodderly performed as half of the popular Brother Boys duo who recorded Ed’s original composition “Pearlie Mae” on multi-Grammy winner acclaimed dobroist Jerry Douglas’s 1991 Grammy-nominated release “Slide Rule” which was nominated for IBMA Album of the Year in 1992—the single topped out at #2 on the bluegrass music charts.
Ed’s songs have been recorded by artists including Douglas, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Reel Time Travellers, Missy Raines and many others. His originally penned “The Diamond Stream” is one of two featured in the Hall of Honor in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville—the other is A.P. Carter standard “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”
A talented stage actor, Snodderly appeared in the award winning Cohen Brothers film “O’Brother Where Art Thou” and toured with the critically acclaimed production of “Fire On the Mountain.”
Along with friends, Ed helped to co-found Johnson City’s The Down Home, a venue that has fostered roots, blues, bluegrass and a broad swath of performance art continuosuly since 1976.
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