Amber Snider / About
Amber Snider comes from a musical family and has been writing and performing since the age of 4 as a solo artist as well as with The Amber Snider Band in the SF Bay Area. Amber Snider comes from a musical family and has been writing and performing original material since the age of 4. She has performed as a solo artist as well as with The Amber Snider Band in the San Francisco Bay area.
Over the last decade Amber has released a multitude of songs which were widely received which included solo material as well as a self-titled band EP..
December 2013 Amber re-released one original song “Should’ve Known Better” which is on her debut acoustic CD originally released in 2002. This re-recording was graced with the likes of such musicians as Gawain Mathews of the Mickey Hart Band who also produced the project. It is about realizing how much a person means to you after the love ends and the regrets still live on. Set to a mid tempo, foot stopping beat, Amber tells her tale keeping that bass guitar and that country rhythm in line with a steady back beat and syrupy, strong vocals and harmony. Being one of her first songs she ever recorded, it is a deeply personal one for her. It is similar to taking your most personal thoughts and transforming them into song.
Another recently released single “Let’s Make Christmas” was originally released as video for family and friends then made public in November 2013. Gawain Mathews also produced & performed on this original holiday song. “Let’s Make Christmas” captures the essence of what the holiday season means to Amber. Family, friends, celebration; in Amber’s life it represents a happier time, more festive overall.
Amber’s latest CD project, “The Amber Snider Band” (produced by Gawain Mathews) was released in 2012 with a plethora of songs, each playing a key role in the overall sound & theme of the entire album. Ranging from ho-down-happy to storytelling- sad, Amber and her band mates delivered a slice of their own lyrically catchy, hook driven proverbial country-pop pie.
Prior releases include Still Dreamin’ and “Napa City Nights LIVE” in 2010, “A Sleep To Dream” and “Acoustic Color” under the name Amber Estrada.
Amber has opened for Carl Verheyen (Supertramp), Cat Powers, Clink Black and Gretchen Wilson. One of her songs “Chaotic Sanctity” was featured in an Indie Film The Hunting Season with Michael Sorvino in 2011.
Amber has been around music most of her life. She even briefly worked for singer/songwriter/hit maker Diane Warren in Hollywood as her receptionist and gatekeeper.
You can read more about Amber and her amazing life’s journey and listen to or purchase her music by logging onto the following websites:
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