Third Thursday | Destination Arts Downtown Allentown with “Chicago” Carl Snyder
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 5:00 pm
Downtown Allentown’s arts and business communities join forces to create a unique and eclectic evening experience.
Join us for Third Thursday at Miller Symphony Hall.
Stop by and check out our new Lyric Room and grab a specialty cocktail!
Entertainment: "Chicago" Carl Snyder
with a mix of R&B and jazzed-up pop tunes, plus some standards and blues.
"CHICAGO" CARL SNYDER
Ten Thousand and One Nights is the musical autobiography of “Chicago” Carl Snyder, who went to the Windy City in 1966 to write for Playboy Magazine and ended up playing keyboards on the road and in the studio with many of the world’s greatest blues artists. Carl played in forty-six states and eleven foreign countries, in Roman castles and Mississippi roadhouses; he has appeared on almost fifty albums, including two that won the Handy Award. Told in a quick-moving, anecdotal style, the book is replete with adventure and humor. And it presents a cross-section of American life and culture over the past fifty years, with cameo appearances by well-known actors, musicians, politicians, and athletes, plus other characters who are less famous but extremely colorful.
He spent years working in the studio and on the road with many of Chicago's blues greats, notably Junior Wells, Son Seals, Otis Rush and Jimmy Johnson. He is on close to 50 albums, including several award winners, and has two lifetime achievement awards for his work in music. His latest CD, Lost World Blues, is getting quite a bit of airplay. And at 75, he maintains a busy schedule, with most of his work in and around Philadelphia.