Mike Snider Looks Back on 20 Years of Booking Shows in Dallas

For a guy from Pittsburgh who started out in the catering business, All GoodCafé owner Mike Snider knows a lot about Texas music. Sitting in a barbeque joint, Snider reminisces over his two decades of booking shows in Dallas.

"It all started on January 14, 1994," he says between bites. "It was a gal named Marian Price who was part of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks."

Snider pauses. He wants to get the facts right.

"The guy playing guitar for Price was Slim Richey," says Snider. "He is in his mid 70's now. I met him at the Kerrville folk festival. He's one of the best guitar players I've ever seen. So I went down to see the folks at the Sons of Hermann Hall and talk to them about what it took to do a show there. And now, twenty years later, Snider is bringing Richey back to Sons with his new band, The Jitterbug Vipers, for a show this Saturday night.

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