Reed player Jim Snyder was born in Michigan, raised in Indiana, and educated on stages and bandstands all over the place.
Jim's musical career has been, to say the least, varied. He has performed for the grand opening of an ATM in a Winn Dixie parking lot, crawled out the basement window during a fraternity house party that turned into a drunken brawl at a small Virginia university, and was asked to accept a small monetary settlement for his band to leave after only two songs at the inaugural Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach.
His recordings are difficult—if not impossible—to find on the open market, which is okay, since he was never paid for most of them. His bands have closed many of the rooms in which they performed regularly, most notably Woody Riley's Warehouse (Clearwater, FL), Rosie O'Grady's (Orlando, FL), and the Rhythm Rascals job at Walt Disney World.