Daryl's story

Daryl Snider is a singer-songwriter based in Lancaster, PA.  His songs are tuneful, acoustic and authentic.  Listeners have described his music as sorrowful and joyful, soul-searching and uplifting, homegrown and international, poetic and melodic.  Daryl's voice is warm and easy to listen to, and his lyrics are meaningful.

After several careers and a consistent urge toward music, Daryl broke through his songwriter's block with One Bad Song.  Soon, songwriting became the best way Daryl knows to understand and share life.  His first CD, Homemade Toy, was released in 2011.  While studying for his MA at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at EMU, Daryl explored the ways music brings healing, connects people across social groups and plays a role in societal change.

Daryl enjoyed a broad musical background:  Mennonite four-part singing, various vocal ensembles, oboe in orchestras, and saxophone in jazz combos and funk band Rupa Dupa.  He was part of cover band Done With Therapy, playing guitar so he could sing more.  Living in Haiti and Brazil further expanded Daryl’s musical worldview to create a rich tapestry of sounds and feels.

Daryl performs solo and with Frances Crowhill Miller as Sopa Sol.  Their current project, Wozo: Songs for Resilience, is a musical journey through overwhelming shock, grief and recovery, weaving songs and stories to examine trauma, healing and legacies of colonialism in our social fabric.

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