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Music has been a great passion in my life since I was a teenager and this page explores the journey so far.

Recordings

Recorded in my home studio, the three tracks below are my progress so far and are available as a Taster CD for £5 including postage. Contact me if you would like one.

Psalm 23

A new version of Psalm 23 with a beautiful video by Lindsay Knight. The story develops through the video, so it's definitely worth watching to the end! Please read my note on youtube if the video pauses during playback, as it was originally uploaded in high definition.

I was determined to use the whole Psalm, even though it is written in prose, rather than poetry, so it was a challenge to fit a rythmical structure to it. All instruments, music and recording are by me, with lovely harmony vocals by Amy Sampson.

Dont let me be Misunderstood

Another youtube video below, playing my own version of Nina Simones well-known song. Thats me on the right of the youtube picture below, with the red guitar (Ive still got it!), playing with my first band The Conrads in 1964.

Roger Smith produced the video, plays all the keyboards and the tenor saxaphone solo. He lived in the next street to me when we were kids and is in the middle of the picture below, with the saxaphone he still plays today. He has an excellent website http://www.readysteadygone.co.uk/ about the UK music scene in the North East during the 1960's and 70's.

What if God was One of Us

A big hit for Canadian Joan Osbourne in 1996 and one of my favourite songs. Roger Smith again plays all keyboards and brass parts (with a lovely baritone sax solo) and I sing and play all the rest.

Lutherie - Acoustic guitars

After over 50 years of playing guitars, I was fascinated by how they are constructed, so in 2015 I made my first steel-string acoustic guitar. It was easily the most difficult thing I have ever made, as a guitar has to sound great, play great and look great, so there is nowhere to hide if you make a mistake! I had to learn a whole new set of skills, but in the end it was very satisfying to overcome all the obstacles and make a beautiful looking, playing and sounding instrument. It has now become my main guitar - I love it!

Many thanks to Phil Davidson of Davidson Instruments Go towww.davidsoninstruments.com
and John Hall of Blues Creek Guitars Go tohttp://www.bluescreekguitars.com/ for all their help

You can follow the journey of it being made on my Facebook page. Click on the facebook link below, sign in and then search for 'David Snowdon Furniture'. Click on the 'David Snowdon Furniture' link as needed (it can be very confusing!) and then hopefully scroll down to the guitar pictures. Visit us on Facebook