Does It Move You
Joy Snider started singing at the age of 6 in her father's church as alto in the family quartet. During early childhood, she began writing poetry and listening intently to various styles of music, especially that of Ralph Carmichael. Her mother was a piano and organ teacher and taught Joy many of her early instruction in theory and harmony, and inspired her love for jazz. By her middle school years she was singing for Kansas City Youth For Christ and playing percussion in her school band. During high school she benefited greatly in songwriting skills from her high school music theory class under William Oldham and began seriously writing music from that point on. She bought her first Martin guitar at the age of 16, a guitar that she still prizes and uses at all her gigs, and worked as an independent musician, traveling and singing around the United States and overseas. Her songs have been used in films including a documentary by Jack Hayford about America. She is currently writing in several styles, including inspirational and folk which can be heard on her website. The song, 'Does It Move You,' goes through the Passion story of Christ with rock, jazz, a haunting Native American flute, and driving war drums. It builds in suspense just as the true story does, ending with the power of Christ's resurrection. Joy had the pleasure of working with some of the finest musicians on this project. Clint Chandler, guitarist, plays and tours with country recording artist Josh Turner, famous for the hit song, 'Long Black Train.' Tom Hoey, an incredibly talented percussionist, is also the drummer for Billy Gillman and Laura Bryna. Chris West is a fabulous jazz saxophonist and woodwind professional and brought the Native American sound to this song. His music can also be heard on the HBO movie soundtrack, 'Boycott.' Greg Strizek is an extremely talented engineer whose credits include Dolly Parton, Patti Page, Chris Cagel, and many other famous recording artists. Joy produced this song at Verge Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.