Bill Snyder began playing guitar at age 14, listening to Joan Baez and Pete Seeger records. In the early ‘70’s, he played in bands in the Baltimore area, fronting B. B. King, Little Feat, Judy Collins and others. Later, he taught guitar and played music for a living in Gainesville, Florida. Snyder sings and plays guitar, mandolin, autoharp, dulcimer, and harmonica. He has been a professor at Concordia College, Moorhead, since 1996.