Dylan Sneed / Press

“Like a sober Townes Van Zandt.”

Columbia Free Times

“Brilliant..[Texodus is] a splendid album”

Ralph McLean - BBC Radio, N. Ireland

“I feel like an idiot for not listening to Dylan Sneed before today.”


“...Sounding at times like John Prine or Loudon Wainwright and with a fine handle on the song writing process.”

Paul Kerr - Americana UK

“Just wanted to send you a quick message letting you know that the new Dylan Sneed CD you have sent my way is still doing great among my listeners and that people like it a lot! This is a beautiful set of well-crafted, acoustic songs with a story behind them. That doesn’t happen too often these days. Great disc. Thank you again for sending it my way.”

Przemek Draheim - Ciechocinek, Poland

“The more these songs [from Texodus] insinuate themselves into the ears of this lifelong South Carolinian, the more I’m glad that Sneed chose to make that trek from Texas; here’s hoping the next disc celebrates him staying put.”

Music That Matters

“The highlight is the relatively unadorned "Midnight Promenade" where Sneed, armed only with guitar and harmonica (and some piano accompaniment) delivers a song that could have come from the pen of Springsteen, Dave Alvin or John Prine.”

Paul Kerr - Americana UK

“In 2007, Dylan Sneed quit his corporate job to make music full-time; a year later, he left Texas and eventually settled in Hartsville, S.C., where he's made his living as a songwriter ever since. Indeed, the opening couplet of Texodus, Sneed's own Odyssey chroniciling his journey, sets the scene: 'City lights in back of me/as distant as eternity,' he sings in a tender tenor over a simple-yet-elegant fingerpicked guitar pattern, 'From where I'm going/from where I've always been.' Though he hails from central Texas and has always possessed the erudite literacy of Cat Stevens and the timbre and temper of a clearer-minded Townes Van Zandt, the quaintness of the Carolinas suits Sneed just fine. Recorded in a tiny house in even tinier Ehrhardt, S.C., Sneed assembled a cadre of friends to flesh out his earnest Americana tunes; what Texodus lacks in polish, it makes up for in heart and wisdom, and firmly establishes Sneed as a strong Americana songsmith.”

Shuffle Magazine

“So one of the albums that's been in heavy rotation on the iPod over the last few weeks is Dylan Sneed's album Texodus. His name caught my attention a couple of weeks ago when I was browsing the Roots Music Report. His 2007 EP release No Worse for the Wear is currently at number 40. 'Texodus' the opening track of the album hooked me from the acoustic guitar intro and then came the really great lyrics and oh, well, my opinion of the album rises with each listen!”

No Depression

“Music that evokes the spirit of greats like Paul Simon, James Taylor and more roots-oriented acts like Townes Van Zandt and Woody Guthrie.”

The Clarion Ledger

“Whether live or recorded, Sneed is a Texas troubadour worth hearing on stage no matter how large or small.”


“Even though No Worse for the Wear is an e.p., it’s epic. Listening to it gives you the feeling of peering into an articulate, worldly person’s thoughts as he contemplates Big Ideas.”

Fort Worth Weekly

“Sneed’s music has a soft movement to it, sort of like a road gospel written by a slow-running river.”

Florence Morning News

“How good is the music at a Living Room concert? If Dylan Sneed is the template, it's excellent. Sneed evokes rare glimpses into life's most pertinent, thoughtful and melodic questions with grace, style and enjoyably wise revelations, something a lot of performers try to manufacture, but can't. Dylan's fingers entice a masterful musical-stream-of-consciousness sound from his guitar, reflecting the audio equivalent of an honest man holding a lantern on a clear or sometimes murky path, laughing, crying and musing as he travels.”

“Sneed is a storyteller and poet.”

The Corner News

“Dylan Sneed's 'The Beautiful Noise' is one of the most beautiful songs I've heard this year. ”

Columbia Free Times

“Spiritual without being sanctimonious, Sneed's songs are about the doubt that must accompany all faith.”

Dallas Observer

“Sneed is a terrific songwriter who knows how to turn a phrase and plays a mean acoustic guitar.”

No Depression

“Hartsville-via-Dallas songwriter Dylan Sneed might not be a household name like Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark or Robert Earl Keen, but he’s already written some pretty great tunes in the tradition of the best Texas songwriters. Like a sober Townes Van Zandt, Sneed twists words into wry portraits of his own emotional landscape, but a song such as 'Look Inside,' from his 2007 EP No Worse for the Wear is far from a still life.”

Columbia Free Times

“Sneed’s songs give a contemporary spin to the Lone Star country and folk of Guy Clark, Steve Earle and others, coming out more like the acerbically literate North Carolina songwriters Jonathan Byrd or Malcolm Holcombe.”

Columbia Free Times

“On Texodus, Sneed's scope and vision are much broader. Drawing inspiration as much from the actual terrain of the country as from any musical influence, Sneed has created an autobiographical song cycle that joyfully reeks of miles spent on the road, looking for answers. And he's even found a few.”

Dallas Observer

“Sneed represents the best side of true Americana: music of passion and skill that can move an audience with a whisper or a roar”

Dallas Observer

“Sneed generally draws quick mentions of Townes Van Zandt and Bob Dylan as likely influences, his youthful energy combined with a sound that feels both old and new puts him more in line with The Avett Brothers, Cory Branan, and Joe Pug.”

Columbia Free Times

“Dylan Sneed is a Texas-turned-Hartsville Americana artist who remains one of the most underrated acts our state boasts. The singer-songwriter is a ferocious guitar picker whose love of wordplay and wizened observations on some of life’s most universal themes gives him the kind of easy gravitas that often eludes most solo acts. Sneed’s talents are on fine display on his latest full-length, Texodus, but his most recent effort, 'The Beautiful Noise,' a single on the 2012 SceneSC sampler, points to a new, more exciting direction that sees the acoustic-driven artist going electric, with throbbing drums and hazy guitars that split the difference between indie rock and alt-country.”

Columbia Free Times

“2007’s No Worse for The Wear EP was one of the best local releases of the year.”

Dallas Observer