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Michael Snow - Never Say No To A Jar
Final installment of Michael Snow's 
Skelly trilogy - an exploration of music 
inspired by his Liverpool/Irish background.
Never Say No To A Jar



On October 7, 2003 - Michael Snow's CD - "Never Say No To A Jar" is released on IGO Records.

In a career beginning in Merseybeat era Liverpool, this songwriter / producer / multi-instrumentalist has seen success as a composer, (with the international '70's hit "Rosetta" and an ongoing collaboration with Dr. Hook frontman Dennis Locorriere among the highlights) as a touring and studio musician/arranger; and as the operator of his own publishing companies and recording studio in Nashville, Tennessee.

In recent years, Michael Snow's music has gravitated to reflect his Liverpool-Irish roots. The result is a collection of original songs titled "Here Comes The Skelly," recorded in Nashville over a six-week period in the autumn of 1998. The album features outstanding musical contributions from Mr. Locorriere, respected British folk-rocker Clive Gregson, and the Nanci Griffith band rhythm section of Pat McInerney and Ron DeLaVega. Included in the song sycle is a collaboration with the late great pianist Nicky Hopkins.

Born and raised in Liverpool, England, the son of Irish immigrants, Michael Snow began his professional music career in 1962 with the Merseybeat group The Barons, who recorded for Parlophone/EMI.

Moving to London in 1964, he joined West Five, scoring a chart hit with the early Jagger / Richards composition "Congratulations," after which his Irish roots showed briefly in a six-month stint with the prominent showband from Waterford, The Blue Aces (HMV Records).

In the Ninteties, Michael has returned more and more to his Irish roots. Collaborating with members of the Brady Family both in concert and in the studio, producing County Tyrone songstress Elizabeth Reed, and leading the 8-piece contemporary Celtic band Ceolta Nua along with Elizabeth, Nanci Griffith drummer Patrick McInerney, and the cream of Nashville's young Celtic/American musicians.

Michael's expertise on bodhran, accordion, tenor banjo and vocals has been utilized to add the Celtic flavor to recordings by Robert Earl Keene, Gloria Loring, Canada's Leslie Schatz, Nashville folk artist Adie Grey, Cathryn Craig, (whose album "Porch Songs" was voted one of the top five country albums in Britain for 1996-97), contemporary Christian star, Michael Card, and the acclaimed CD "Celtic Passion = The Music of Roy Orbison."

2000, Michael released "Here Comes the Skelly" (Irish Eye Records), the first volume of a trilogy reflecting the Liverpool/Irish experience in musical terms. Snow teamed with Dennis Locorriere in Dennis' long awaited solo debut "Out of the Dark" (Track/East-West) which featured several Locorriere/Snow songs...and there was a spate of reissue activity. Sequel Records (U.K.) gathered all of Michael's mid-sixties output on Pye Records with Ferris Wheel and released the CD "Can't Break the Habit," while Telebender/Pharoah Records (home to the Hellecasters) reissued Ray Flacke's "Untitled Island."

The second volume of the Skelly trilogy, "The Rats and the Rosary" completed production in January 2001 and was released that spring.

The final installment of Michael Snow's "Skelly" Trilogy - "Never Say No To A Jar" - an exploration of music inspired by his Liverpool/Irish background - is arguably his most melodic, lyrically powerful offering yet. As on the previous visits, featured on Vols. I & II, it was an International affair, with Michael's fellow Brit. Pat McInerney (drums/percussion) and Cuban bass and cello standout Ron de la Vega - both of the Nanci Griffith Band - once again joined by master fiddler Craig Duncan and Celtic instruments specialist John Mock (Dixie Chicks).

For a more detailed biography on Michael Snow
visit his web site at:
www.SkellySongs.com


E-mail Michael Snow at:
MichaelSnow@SkellySongs.com



Review by: Timothy J. Daly Bogner
Daly Communication

Published by: Capital Celtic Network
Year Written: 2003



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Michael Snow - Here Comes The Skelly
A blend of celtic rhythms with a British pop feel.
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Michael Snow - The Rats and the Rosary
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For more information about Michael Snow:
Schedule and Interviews

Contact:
Timothy J. Daly Bogner
Daly Communication
333 West 39th Street Suite 603
New York, NY 10018
(212) 465-2444

E-mail Daly Communication

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