LISTEN: Ed Snodderly Shares “Walking In The Sunshine”

New album, Chimney Smoke, comes out July 21st

Ed Snodderly (Image: Singular Recordings)

Just in time for those warm summer nights, Appalachian Bluegrass mainstay Ed Snodderly will be releasing his new album Chimney Smoke on July 21st. 

Imbued with shades of such heroes as Guy Clark and Billy Joe Shaver through the traditional scope of old-time Southern music, Snod’s 10th LP teems with a lifetime of stories and memories woven into the fabric of this new material. Fleshing out the songs is “the Shoestring Seven,” a who’s-who of veteran musicians including Shawn Camp, Steve Conn, John Gardner, Steve Hinson, Gary J. Smith, Chris Scruggs and Kenny Vaughan. The album also features guest appearances from singers Amythyst Kiah, Gretchen Peters, Maura O’Connell, Malcolm Holcombe and more as well.

“With Bil [VornDick] recording and mixing, and recruiting R. S. Field to produce, we landed on strokes of luck and, in some cases, genius,” Snodderly explains. “Bringing these two soulful minded individuals together was incredible and  it was blast being in the control room with them. I think we accomplished some things here…we made a great sounding record, recorded good songs and had the pleasure of working with some of Nashville’s finest, most versatile musicians.”

Ed Snodderly & The Shoestring Seven Chimney Smoke, Singular Recordings 2023

The Rock & Roll Globe is proud to premiere one of our favorite tunes off Chimney Smoke, the upbeat, jangly “Walking In The Sunshine Again,” today on the site, with its slide guitar that sounds straight off a George Harrison solo album.

“This folky little strummer of a number was just that until the band in the studio got hold of it,” Snodderly tells us of the song. “Producer R. S. Field and I had several conversations about records we loved growing up; records by Ray Davies of The Kinks or John Sebastian.  I think this is very reminiscent of a Lovin Spoonful song; a good groove with a light, fun story.

“We recorded ‘Walking In the Sunshine Again,’ right before we called it a day in the studio,” he continues. “There wasn’t much chord charting, with only a note to know when the chorus would be coming around. Steve Hinson picked up his lap steel, placed it on his lap and commenced to take us on a folk rock-n-roll journey. With only two chords played, he had George Harrison conjured up and then he had Duane Allman in the room. Steve comes from Macon, Georgia, and he gets his electric country-blues honestly.”

Give a listen to this fantastic tune below and pre-order Chimney Smoke here


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Ron Hart

Ron Hart is the Editor-in-Chief of Rock and Roll Globe. Reach him on Twitter @MisterTribune.

One thought on “LISTEN: Ed Snodderly Shares “Walking In The Sunshine”

  • May 26, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    Like both Walking in the Sunshine and Chimney Smoke a lot! With Ed and all the other talent on the recording, I can’t wait to get it. Please send me the information for preordering!


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