Wednesday, March 16, 2005


B.J. Snowden is a well-known (in certain circles) singer-songwriter who's recorded one of the few songs about St. Patrick's Day. It's even called "St Patrick's Day" and it certainly would give pause to Irish pub denizens expecting The Clancy Brothers. Like her other songs, it's largely played solo, on a Casio. Some have said B.J. can't sing, and her clunky lyrics are amatuerish, but hey, she's actually got a degree from the Berklee College of Music and is a grade-school music teacher. So there!

Discovered by Fred Schneider of The B-52's, she charms New York's jaded hipsters with songs as straightforward and sincere as her album title, "In Memory of My Father & My Life In Canada's Atlantic Provinces." I'm sure she won't be getting smashed on Bushmills like you bums because she's a nice lady with a teenage son and she probably has to teach class the next day, but if you're out there whoopin' it up on St Paddy's Day, hoist a glass and sing along with B.J. She'll be happy to know you enjoy her music.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

BJ Snowden was one weird substitute, but she was a fun lady.
Her music's fun and good for a laugh.