Gearing Up for 2021

Is it just me or did 2020 just fly by? No? OK, me either. Well either way we are already swinging into a crazy 2021!

Anyway, to recap (briefly) 2020, our album release finally came and went! The band even put together our first tour- Liberia or Bust- which ended up being a success. But, being 2020, the tour got cut short along with all of the shows we had in the summer. As a band we have had to think differently as shows were not happening.

So Liberia or Bust! To begin this section, thank you so much for all of your support! We didn’t bust! I could right a whole post on just the trip (probably should have done that when I got back). Even now, 6 months after I got back, people still ask me what it was like. Simply, there are no words that I can give you to adequately tell you about Liberia. There are so many amazing people there and I cannot wait to go back to share life with them again. We think we have an idea of what it’s like to live in poverty but in reality we don’t have anything like that here. The sights of a babies no older than my son Benjamin being carried into the poorest neighborhoods in the world or that they are wearing plastic bags as diapers will forever be ingrained in my head. But while it’s easy to talk about the poverty, they know what real joy is, something I think we miss a lot here in the states. So if you want to know more about Liberia, please send me a message and I’d be happy to tell you more!

Wanting to start the year off right, we’ve been working on some new music. Just a couple weeks ago, we released a new single. Besides it being one of the favorite song I have ever wrote, the sound is a lot different than what we have done in the past and I hope you like it! We’ve also been working on getting some new shows (looking big for this summer!) and have been recording some new videos we look forward to sharing with you.

So going into 2021 (even though we are 3 months in already), we can’t wait to connect with you all again. Hope to see you on the road!


Liberia or Bust

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the Snyder website and I see that you have found our blog post!

I wanted to give you an update on what all is going on. Things have been a little crazy lately and as a result has caused us to be a little radio silent. Between graduating college and my wife and I having our baby (little Benjamin! He’s a ball of fun!), Greg and Thane have had their busy lives, and having issues getting a practice venue lined up, music hasn’t been super high on the totem-pole. However, we are kicking things back into high gear and are working on some new things!

First off, the album we have been working on for over two years is nearly done! In the few shows we have had, we have played songs from it but are really ready for you to hear them as we do. At the point of this writing, we are aiming for a release date of January 18!

Next, for years I have felt a calling to participate in a missions trip outside of our community. After 8 years, I am excited to say God has opened up an opportunity! In April 2020, I am looking to go to Liberia, Africa as part of their worship team. This opportunity will take me to an African prison, a blind orphanage, a leper colony, and the Hope Center to worship with those in desperate need for Jesus.

You probably saw the picture at the top of the blog. Well, in order to raise the $3,500 needed to take this trip, we are engaging on a fundraising tour- The Liberia or Bust Tour! We are hoping to partner with as many churches as possible to come play for- the best part- it’ll be completely FREE! I bet you’re wondering how we are going to raise money then. We will conduct a goodwill offering at some point during the show plus 50% of all merch sales will go to the mission as well! If you are interested in us coming to your church, please reach out!

Between now and the end of the trip, I am going to keep you all updated with the progress of the trip and updates to the tour so be sure to keep an eye out for new things!

Until next time!