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Julie Snow and the Bad Hombres

$15 Cover @ the Door / Start 2:30pm / Doors 2pm

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Julie Snow started performing as a member of the Bennington Ladies Jug Band in the 1960s, entertaining at local New England colleges and culminating in a performance at the legendary Gerdes Folk City. As a Cambridge, Massachusetts resident in the 1970s and 1980s, she continued writing and playing and was introduced to an up-and-coming Connecticut singer-songwriter named Lui Collins — who was a kindred spirit. The meeting was the beginning of a long friendship, and Lui recorded five of Julie's songs on her early albums. The title cut of Lui's second album was Baptism of Fire, perhaps Julie's most-famous song — it has been recorded multiple times and has generated many kudos and expressions of gratitude over the years. In Beverly Biderman's Wired for Sound: a Journey into Hearing, the lyrics of Baptism of Fire were used throughout the text — including the front page — to express the author's journey into hearing after receiving a cochlear implant.

In the early nineties, Julie moved to rural New Hampshire and discovered a vibrant community of acoustic musicians, making both traditional and contemporary music. She became part of a women’s songwriting collective, affectionately named The Rolling Crones, and began writing and performing again. Since then, Julie has made two albums of her original songs, including the brand-new No Ordinary Love. She is an active member of a song circle in southern New Hampshire and a regular at her favorite songwriting camps — SummerSongs in NY, and the Moab Folk Camp in Moab, Utah. She coaches songwriters at SummerSongs and recently has begun to teach at the Moab Folk Camp.

Kent Allyn on keyboards and guitar

Ed Scheer on drums and vocals

Greg Holt on bass