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Adam Snyder is from Kingston, NY
and currently lives in Culver City, California.

Adam's most recent album, "This Town Will Get Its Due," was inspired by life in Kingston, which dates back to the 1600s and has plenty of history to sort through. Songs from "This Town" have been featured on XM satellite, NPR, and over 100 other radio stations across the US and Europe.

Adam's first album was released in 2001. "Across The Pond" came out on David Gray's HTI label. Its debut single "Two Moons" was a BBC favorite and hit the top 40 in the UK.

Adam was a member of Mercury Rev from 1995 through 2000. He helped write and record 1998's "Deserter's Songs" which earned international recognition and two gold records.

Other bands Adam has played or recorded with include: The Waterboys, New Order, Mark Mulcahy, Superflu, The Ilan Ramon Shi Shi Band, and numerous recording artists with producer Malcolm Burn.

Adam can currently be seen singing & strummin with "The Red Cars" along with Jeff Schwartz on bass and Richard Hynd on drums.

Over the course of his career, Adam has performed in 100s of cities and 30 countries.

Adam has written for magazines including Interview and Mojo. He is currently working on a new record, and has just completed a new book. He is co-founder of The Kingston Museum of Contemporary Arts.
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