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The Sneed Family
KELA Chehalis, WA
KVI Seattle, WA
KYG Olympia, WA

About the Group

Up in the far Northwest in Spanaway, Washington around 1954, was where you would find this foursome. Don and his three sons had been playing together at this time for about two years or around 1952. Even in that short span of time, their popularity had them making radio, TV and live appearances throughout Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.

This act did personal appearances out west in such venues as The Ranch Inn in Elko, Nevada, the 3-D's in Great Falls, Montana and The Cowboy Bar in Jackson, Wyoming.

Don Sneed, Jr. would do some of the comedy routines in addition to his accordion work. And they appeared on television over:

They also did televsion appearances at:

  • KTNT and KMO, Tacoma, WA
  • KHQ, Spokane, WA

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group Members included:

  • Don Sneed, guitar
  • Leslie Sneed, was 11 in 1954; mandolin
  • Don Sneed, Jr. was 10 in 1954; accordion
  • Danny Sneed, was 9 in 1954; steel guitar

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 32; June 1954; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.
  • Country Song Roundup No. 52; October 1957; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.

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