Phoebe Snow, singer
Singer ~ Songwriter ~ Guitarist
birth name: Phoebe Ann Loeb

Phoebe Snow

July 17, 1950, New York, NY ~ April 26, 2011, Edison, NJ

Phoebe Snow is by her own definition a hopeless “zhlub,” a Yiddish word meaning clumsy, gauche and graceless. She grew up in adolescent misery in Teaneck, N.J., cursed by a weight problem and a God-given frizz in the golden age of pageboys. Her secret fantasies were of "salad bowls filled with spaghetti and tomato sauce that I could eat with my hands." Even now, at 25, Phoebe and her husband, Phil Kearns, live on the wrong side of the Hudson River in a one-bedroom flat in Fort Lee. To the record industry it is worse than Siberia; it is New Jersey. But Phoebe Snow can go home whenever she wants. All is forgiven in the thrall of the music that is making her the newest of pop's matriarchs. ~ People: Named For A Train, Phoebe Snow Is On Right Track With Second Hit Album ~ May 22, 1976 © People

Singer/songwriter known for her broad, melismatic vocals as well as her blend of pop styles with jazz and folk. ~ Allmusic: Phoebe Snow ~ retrieved May 24, 2016 © Allmusic

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She changed her name after seeing Phoebe Snow, an advertising character for a railroad, emblazoned on trains that passed through her hometown. ~ Boston: Phoebe Snow Obituary ~ April 27, 2011 © Boston

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