SNORTY HORSE IS BACK!!!

Snorty Horse is back (from the glue factory) for a new season of music, starting on October 9th at the one and only Albuquerque Folk Festival! 

SnortyHorse is a collection of friends of more 30 years. Mike Fraser knew Dave…

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A Message from Mike

Shortleaf Band is “smoldering” 

Based on this past year it seems to be a valid word in regard to describing our band activity these days. 

Just a few short years ago we began teaming up with Dave Para and Cathy…

Cathy Barton Para

On April 17th, 2019 our beloved friend and bandmate Cathy Barton passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side.  It's been almost two years since her passing and I haven't had the will to write this on…

New Recording: Only One of You

Michael is pictured here getting ready to record Only One of You at Studio 2100 in Springfield, Mo.  Owner Jeff Smith was the recording engineer and the amazing David Wilson produced this project and played on the recording as well…

Albuquerque Folk Festival: Snor T. Horse

The Albuquerque Folk Festival proved to be a fantastic adventure for Snor T. Horse in 2018.  A very special thanks to all the great people who got us there (our beloved Erica Lipman).  The crowd was great, the volunteers…

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Lil Black River Cafe

We had a lovely time at the Lil Black River Cafe in Grandin, Mo.  This was our fourth time to play there.  The food is great.  They specialize in seafood, being transplants from sunny Florida.  Here is their latest post…

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Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers, Snor T. Horse and Paul Foutch

A wonderful time was had by all in Columbia on Friday night.  The Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers hosted Snor T. Horse for their January dance.  The place was packed with amazing dancers.  Our great old friend Paul Foutch brought his fiddle…