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Marj Snyder


Something of a loner around her hometown of Felton, California, Marj Snyder found comfort and solace in her guitar and her bible. As a member of the Young Life organization, Snyder would perform at camp sing-a-longs and concerts. Her shimmery voice and fluid guitar playing caught the ear of Bob Runyon, a Young Life area director, who convinced the organization to help finance an album. Discovery Records released four albums by Marj Snyder, with “Rain” coming from her second, Let The Son Shine. The record benefited heavily from Young Life’s inter-organizational promotion and ended up selling nearly 5000 copies, making Snyder the best selling Lady From The Canyon. The jacket’s collage, made by members of Young Life, was intended to depict creation. While Snyder may or may not have been at the center of creation, her songs are some of the best examples of the non-secular and secular rubbing elbows.


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