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Catalogue

by Doak Snead

A new 14 song release laced with thought provoking imagery, deep soul sweeping and visions of long late night highways. Enjoy the ride.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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1. A Place Called Reality
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2. Already Missing You
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3. Lonely
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4. Mama's Lonesome Hideaway
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5. Each Day Like It's the Last Day
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6. Hooray for True, True Believers
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7. Sister Rosa and Her Man
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8. Sign Me Simpatico on the Same Wavelength
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9. I Propose a Toast to You
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10. 1717 Saginaw Street
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11. See You on the Road Sometime
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12. Another Magdalene
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13. Beneath the Friday Night Lights
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14. The Best of Times
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“A Texas native and former writer with Reba McEntire’s publishing company, this collection of his original tunes is decidedly “un-Nashville.” It is also frighteningly brilliant. Magical pictures painted with mystifying lyrics and simple melodies.”
Stephen L. Betts
Nashville music journalist
"Rolling Stone Country"



ABOUT CATALOGUE

The album Catalogue is a collection of songs spanning from 1990 up to the present day. They were recorded on several different types of recorders, some in major studios, others in basements, and even more in Doak’s home studio. The style and subject matter is all over the boards, from songs about highways and heartaches, to an excommunicated nun’s confession, to true love and inspirers, to tough rides down the roads of the music business. A few of the tunes were written with pals Jerry Boonstra, cult band White Animals’ Steve Boyd, rocker Daylon Wear, Texans Kent Henderson and David Alexander, as well as Doak’s wife Kelley Sallee Snead.
Catalogue is the newest release from one of Texas’ unique sons and word men.

ABOUT DOAK SNEAD

Sometimes an unusual name creates lore and Doak Snead is blessed with that commodity. Certainly over the course of time from the early days of redneck rockers in Austin, Texas, to the legendary personae that have graced the stage of the highly revered Kerrville Folk Festival, and ultimately to Reba McEntire’s well staffed Nashville publishing empire, this native Texan has etched a mark in the timeline of “under the radar” original music.

A songwriter as colorful lyrically as a red dirt Texas sunset, Snead arrived on the Austin music scene with his namesake band in summer 1973, working listening rooms and beer halls like the Split Rail, and gradually getting a standing room only slot at the Armadillo World Headquarters concert Hall opening for many touring acts like Louden Wainwright III, New Riders of the Purple Stage, Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, John Prine and Asleep at the Wheel. Thus, the city of Austin opened up the world to a new and up and coming word man.

Original material was the Doak Snead Band’s calling card and Doak worked incessantly churning out new songs with a special uniqueness, eventually coming to Nashville alone at the suggestion of Townes Van Zandt. First stop Cowboy Jack Clement’s Cowboy Arms and Recording Spa, where Doak befriended Jack’s nephew Bob Clement who worked him in between projects to record his new songs. The Music Row rounds were crowded daily with song hawkers knocking at the doors of the city’s 100 different publishers, some who’d let you in and others who would not. So, what else is new?

In summer 1993, song plugger Larry Jefferies presented a roster of songs by various writers to Cliff Williamson at Reba’s fledgling publishing company, and the only songs he took were two of Doak’s. A couple of weeks later (after a whisper in Cliff’s ear by Austin Cunningham as well as one of his songs being put on hold for George Strait) he was offered a 4 year songwriter’s contract and he signed on.

Over the years Doak Snead has found a niche in Nashville, with songs that charted by Lari White ( “John Wayne Walking Away” co-written with Austin Cunningham and Jerry Boonstra) or went gold for contemporary Christian artists Avalon on their #1 CD “In A Different Light”. He recorded two children’s albums under the pseudonym Mister Doak, both meeting the criteria to be in the 2011/2012 Grammys. Respected songwriters such as Mark D. Sanders, Lainie Marsh, Mark W. Winchester, Daylon Wear and Bob Clement have also recorded songs co-written with Doak.

In 2015, Doak co-produced an album for his wife Kelley Sallee Snead, “Roses & Tumbleweeds”, consisting of original songs written by Kelley, Doak and notable friends.

Doak Snead has a discography consisting of 9 albums and for more information go to www.doaksnead.net . There you can find videos, memorabilia, song lyrics, artwork and agendas.

Reviews

"Doak is a Texas poet renaissance guru whose blend of cowboy, beatnik and hippie insights are expressed in his wide variety of talents. His style is the folk music equivalent of Picasso meets Norman Rockwell..."
-- Richard Barrow, master recording engineer and producer
"Doak Snead has the coolest name since Scree Scratcher. His cathartic, unfeigned Country Folk is made up of a wood-toned acoustic six-string, heavenly synth sounds, and the passionate inflections of his tenor vocal."
-- Eric S., Listen.com


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