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Now Hear This: Jon Snodgrass | Tace

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Tace means ‘shhh’ in Latin,” explains Jon Snodgrass about the title of his long-awaited new album. “I think people need to listen more, including me. It’s my version of Mark Twain’s ‘Never miss a good chance to shut up’.” This collection of rock ’n’ roll songs pays homage to those that helped mold him into a songwriting machine including The Beatles, ALL, Uncle Tupelo, The Replacements, Hüsker Dü, Thin Lizzy, Warren Zevon, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Cheap Trick, The Cure, X and Jawbreaker, among others.

Snodgrass is a man of collaborations and this album doesn’t fall short. Special guest vocalists include John Moreland, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Joey Cape (Lagwagon, Bad Astronaut), Stephen Egerton (Descendents, ALL), Stacey Dee (Bad Cop/Bad Cop) and Derek Zanetti (The Homeless Gospel Choir). From premeditated murder (Don’t Break Her Heart) to drunk guilt (Footage) to growing apart (BoyzIIMen) to being ripped off (Bad New Lands) to having many talents (Renaissance Man), Tace sums up the past few years of Snodgrass’ life in a rock ’n’ roll storytelling manner.

Snodgrass is a founding member of Armchair Martian, Drag The River and supergroup Scorpios. In addition, he has made records with Frank Turner, Cory Branan, Joey Cape, and is a senior class alum of The Revival Tour. Also, he has toured all over the world with Flogging Molly, Frank Turner, Justin Townes Earle, Chuck Ragan, Cory Branan, Austin Lucas, Lenny Lashley, Joey Cape, Tony Sly, Northcote, Chris Wollard & The Ship Thieves and Mike Herrera.”