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South Bend, Indiana native David "Delta Dave" Snyder is a Delta Blues musician. A master slide guitarist and Delta-styled finger-picker, David displays the traditional technique of striking bass lines with his thumb while plucking melody lines or implied chords with his forefinger tricking the ears into believing that two guitarists are performing when in reality there is only one. David has thirty years of touring experience in clubs, coffee houses, festivals, and colleges. Whether covering a time-tested blues standard, or a newly written original, David’s performances are always exciting, engaging, and energetic.
Across the years David has fronted several bands, worked as a sideman, logged studio credits, and performed countless solo acoustic gigs. David has recorded with and played lead guitar for New Orleans blues man Les Getrex, Michigan blues legend Bobby Stone, San Diego based blues band Rebecca and the Benders, and Big John Harp. Also, David has two well received releases of his own. “Tired of Being Told” and “Highway Man” deliver vintage Snyder performances. Armed with merely a guitar and a microphone, David recorded live takes in order to catch the spirit of a concert atmosphere. No overdubs, no studio tricks. Andrew Hughes of the South Bend Tribune wrote in a review of “Tired of Being Told” that the music possesses “a freshness that doesn't sour after repeated listening” and that David “demonstrates a variety of acoustic blues styles [showing] himself to be a talented finger-picker and slide guitarist.” Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records spoke of David’s playing on “Highway Man” as being “confident, tasteful, very good” and that he was “enjoying the guitar work quite a lot.”
A published songwriter, David dedicates as much time as he can toward writing and recording. Delta Dave has penned hundreds of songs, and adds to the total on a weekly basis. When performing live, David's show is 80% to 90% original material.
This year David is steadily booking more engagements, and has his sights set on being as busy as possible. He will be performing in bars, auditoriums, coffee shops, living rooms and on street corners. Contact him at Delta Dave Snyder@facebook for a show: you will not be disappointed!