Jon Snodgrass was born and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri, and later settled in Fort Collins, Colorado, before forming Armchair Martian in the early '90s. In 1996, he started recording songs with ALL singer Chad Price under the moniker Drag The River. Since then, he has continued putting out music with both bands, as a solo artist, and as a member of Scorpios. Snodgrass has toured North America and Europe endlessly and has provided support from everyone from Frank Turner to Flogging Molly to Descendents to Chuck Ragan to Cory Branan.
FOCUS TRACKS: Renaissance Man (feat. Joey Cape), Don't Break Her Heart (feat. Stephen Egerton), Footage, BoyzIIMen (feat. John Moreland), The Sequel (feat. Tim McIlrath), Bad Newlands (feat. Stacey Dee). Tace means "shhh" in Latin," explains Jon Snodgrass about the title of his long-awaited new album. "I think people need to listen more, including me. It's my version of Mark Twain's 'Never miss a good chance to shut up'."
This collection of rock and roll songs pays homage to those that helped mold him into a songwriting machine including The Beatles, ALL, Uncle Tupelo, The Replacements, Hüsker Dü, Thin Lizzy, Warren Zevon, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Cheap Trick, The Cure, X, and Jawbreaker among others. Snodgrass is a man of collaborations and this album doesn't fall short.
Special guest vocalists include John Moreland, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Joey Cape (Lagwagon, Bad Astronaut), Stephen Egerton (Descendents, ALL), Stacey Dee (Bad Cop/Bad Cop), and Derek Zanetti (The Homeless Gospel Choir). From premeditated murder ("Don't Break Her Heart") to drunk guilt ("Footage") to growing apart ("BoyzIIMen") to being ripped off ("Bad New Lands") to having many talents ("Renaissance Man") Tace sums up the past few years of Snodgrass' life in a rock and roll storytelling manner.