Local folk singer/songwriter Dylan Sneed says he's had enough of Dallas. So, at the end of August, he plans on relocating to South Carolina.
After spending most of the past year touring with Kristy Kruger, Sneed was getting set to record the follow-up to 2007’s No Worse for the Wear EP, which was one of last year’s best local releases.
Shame to lose such a talented songwriter--and Sneed’s interesting take on Christian themes in pop music makes the loss especially painful.
“Maybe I was pissed that so few people were at the shows,” he says from his home in East Dallas. “But the more I thought about it, the more I decided that I needed to try something new and shake things up in my life.”
Sneed will be moving to Hartsville, South Carolina, a locale about an hour and a half outside of Charlotte.
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“The destination doesn’t matter that much,” says Sneed, who has friends in the Hartsville area. “Seems that I have been better received on the East Coast.”
His formal farewell will come in the form of a concert, set to take place on Saturday, August 30, at the new Opening Bell Coffee location. Beginning at 4:00 and lasting until midnight, the concert will feature performances from Doug Burr, Eaton Lake Tonics and Taylor Davis, among others--quite the send off.
And although Sneed sounds grudgingly optimistic, he doesn't rule out a return to our fair burg somewhere down the line.
“I may get knocked on my ass and come running back,” says Sneed, laughing, just a little. --Darryl Smyers