SUNBURY -- Salt and pepper, peanut-butter and jelly, Greg Snyder and his well-worn, beat-up, bent-down cowboy hat — there are things in life that are so closely related you can’t have one without the other.
Snyder’s cowboy hat is certainly one of those co-dependent things.
More than a rustic chapeau, Snyder’s headgear helps transform this area resident not into a super-hero but a high-octane, full-throttle rocker ready to jam well into a steamy summer night.
This Saturday night, Snyder — and the hat — will take to the stage at the Route 61 Roadhouse in Sunbury for music done right.
“People should come out to hear some music that will get you on your feet and have a great time,” said Snyder with a voice meant to be crooning into a microphone. “This is it. Music is my life, it’s what I love to do, love to hear and share with the crowd and see their reaction is amazing.”
With his long mega-rocker hair and a level of self-confidence that isn’t arrogant, Snyder fits that part of a seasoned musician you can listen to over and over again.
“I’ve been playing music for 35 years. Since late last year, I’ve been doing it professionally after giving up a good full-time job to follow my dream,” he said. “My wife, Ellen, was encouraging me to go for it and become a professional solo act. She is my biggest fan and behind anything I do. I feel like I’m the luckiest man in the world.”
Snyder has performed at a wide range of venues, a few dive bars and many joints, however, he is truly at home under the spotlight with a crowd of music hungry people waiting for the tunes to flow. This is Snyder’s element … and he loves every second of it.