R.I.P. Phoebe Snow

Posted April 27th, 2011 by Anna

We came out of the gate around the same time in the mid 70s. Phoebe actually had a solid hit with her Poetry Man while Kate and I showed with our slightly more schizoid offerings. I remember P. as being a very soulful talented woman and quite funny. Kate and I often ran into her in NYC, either in studios or venues catching other acts on their way up. Then life kicked in. Around the time Kate had Martha, Phoebe gave birth to a daughter with severe disabilities. There but for the grace of God..Phoebe retreated for a while, Kate moved back to Montreal and we weren’t really in touch anymore. In the words of Woody Guthrie ‘ this World was lucky to see her born.’


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3 Responses:

  1. Campbie™ says:

    May 25th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    While working 800 miles North of Montreal in 1975 in an iron mine with no road in or out I heard on the then great CBC a version Of SF Bay Blues by P. Snow. It helped dispel the anomie and isolation. Thanks Ms. Snow

  2. Barbara Monahan says:

    September 3rd, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Just thinking how wonderful it was to have Phoebe sing.

  3. Barbara Monahan says:

    September 3rd, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Phoebe was deep and she knew how to take you deep!!Sometimes words are not in this feeling she gave to me all my life.If anyone at all can explain that then that was The late Great Phoebe Snow….I was lucky enough to see her 10 times never seeing the same show twice.Her songs took me to a place inside myself I love, in there in her arms of music that makes you feel exactly what your feeling and grooving to it at the same time! Phoebe knew how to open your heart up and then she would get inside you and dance, cry, sing what ever she would be there going through it with you!!!NO ONE has ever done that but her.Thanks God you gave me a Grand Woman to love the way love is supposed to be given!!! I miss you Phoebe!!! Peace Barb…

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