Marj Snyder

I can't imagine anyone not liking the simple music of this obviously gifted folk singer, one who's fondly remembered from the early days. A Time of Peace, recorded when she was only a seventeen junior at San Lorenzo High School in Felton, California, is primarily soft-sung lyrics over tranquil guitar. What's immediately striking is how captivating her voice is - how it carries you right up into the clouds. My Lifetime Now continues in the same direction with emotions ranging from pain and agony in 'I'm Dyin' to the mournful tone of the hippie ballad 'High On The Love Of Jesus'. Once again the approach is straightforward and hands-off. Select instrumental backing gives a soft jazz angle here, a carefree country moment there. With a nod to Judy Collins, she closes the lp with an a cappella rendition of 'Amazing Grace'. Content In You has some soft subtle string arrangements and instrumental backing from the country group Brush Arbor - a pleasant transition even if it skips from folk to country to easy listening. Ditto for Let The Son Shine, wherein comparisons to Pam Mark and Janis Ian can be made. KS

A Time Of Peace Discovery 1971
 They'll Know We Are Christians
 I Am The Resurrection

Let the Son Shine Discovery 1972
Walk By Faith

My Lifetime Now Discovery 1973
 High On The Love Of Jesus
 Lord Of Glory

Content In You Discovery 1974
 The Way We Are
 Content In You