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Phoebe Snow

From the FUV Vault: Phoebe Snow

by Dennis Elsas


Phoebe Snow arrived on the music scene with her debut album in 1974, which contained the haunting song “Poetry Man.” Her beautiful voice was matched with impeccable production from Phil Ramone, and the song’s mysterious lyrics helped to establish her as a major new artist.

Though she never achieved another commercial hit quite as big, her stature as a musical performer and personality continued to grow. Everybody loved Phoebe and welcomed her to the stage and airwaves when she chose to perform.

Phoebe Snow - Words and Music - 2007

by Dennis Elsas
From 1974's 'Poetry Man' to 2003's 'Natural Wonder' and her latest return to performing, a few years and a lot of music have gone by since Phoebe Snow released her debut. Music hasn't always been at the forefront of her life during that time, but that voice and gift for performing proved as strong as ever when Phoebe joined Dennis Elsas in Studio-A for a special pre-show rehearsal.

Phoebe Snow Tribute

by John Platt
Photo by Wolynski
John Platt remembers Phoebe Snow, drawing on her three visits to the Sunday Breakfast: in 1997, when she performed "Poetry Man" and talked about her first album; in 2003, when she talked about her childhood and spirituality; and in 2007, when she came as guest DJ and played songs in memory of her daughter, who had just died.