Since the release of her self-titled debut album in 1974,
Snow has remained one of the most distinctive
voices in popular music.
Born Phoebe Ann Laub in New York City, she was raised in
a household where Delta blues, Broadway
show tunes, Dixieland jazz, classical music and folk music
recordings were played around the clock. As
a teenager, she carried her prized Martin 00018 ac guitar
from club to club around Greenwich Village,
playing and singing on amateur nights.
It was at the Bitter End Club in 1972 that a promotions
executive for Shelter Records was so taken by
the singer that he signed her to the label and produced her