In-House Concert: The Snyders Live Acoustic at the Leighton Art Centre

Join us in a first time event at the Leighton Art Centre for the The Snyders live acoustic! Denny, Lorrie and Philip Snyder, a family blues/roots band from the Montréal area will perform a 90 minute concert live. The show will include selections from their new album ‘Reaching Higher’, their two previous albums and a few blues and jazz standards. A great all ages friendly show, they will steal your hearts and capture your musical imagination!


Single tickets are $20 and tickets for children under the age of 12 are $10. Please register prior to the event.

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The Snyders, formed in the summer of 2011 in Montréal, is a family band that digs deeply from many styles of blues music. The family unit is comprised of Indiana born blues-rocker Southside Denny Snyder - vocalist/lead guitarist (aka blues artist Southside Denny), his daughter Lorrie Snyder on Vocals/Bass (20 years old) and his son Phil Snyder on the drums (16 years of age).

For the past 30 years, Southside Denny has garnered the reputation of a legendary blues rocker in his own right with 9 album releases, and performing at notable blues clubs and festivals both in 20 states and 5 Canadian provinces. Early on he developed a strong association with Luther Allison and Sugar Blue, and spent a couple of years in the 90’s performing regularly at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago. In 1999 he won the Ole Harv award for artistic contribution to blues music in Michiana area, and in 2004 the Southside Denny Band represented the state of Indiana at the IBC competition in Memphis. He has a very long list of artists for which he has performed the role of opening act for that resembles a who's who list of the blues.

Inspired and influenced by their father's musical talent, the siblings took interest at an early age and began to 'hone' their craft. The group was born when Lorrie appeared on two songs of her father's award winning 'Full Circle' album in 2009. In 2010 the two made several appearances as a duet at the Montréal Festival du Jazz, the Mont Tremblant International Blues Festival, the Canadian Guitar Festival and many others.

One year later, Phil joined the band and has become the powerhouse drummer that propels the band. In January 2012 they recorded their first album and have made numerous appearances at concerts in festivals on both sides of the border. Together, Lorrie and Phil's musical influences have given their father's blues a whole new life that is accessible and enjoyed by all ages.

Their debut album (The Snyders), released in March 2012, was placed number 13 in the Blind Lemon Top 20 Canadian Blues albums of 2012. It was also nominated for blues album of the year in Québec, and Lorrie won a Lys award for 'Upcoming artist of the Year' in Québec City at the Gala Lys on July 21rst, 2013. In April of 2013, the group was awarded the Coup de cœur for Hexagone Lanaudière in the MRC L’Assomption.

On June 8th, 2014 The Snyders released their second album, aptly titled Growing Pains.The Snyders released their third album called Reaching Higher on July 6th, 2017, and are touring it for the rest of this year.