Welcome to my new website!

Welcome to my new website….Hope you like it!

So many things going on since I have updated this news section…. Finished the 5 year run of “Friday Night Lights,” scored on a new show with Ray Romano called “Men of a Certain Age,” and scored a short series starring Patrick Swayze  titled “The Beast.”  I also have two new shows coming out in the fall,  “A Gifted Man” on CBS and “Good Christian Belles” on ABC.  I have been working on some indie projects as well. Scored a movie named “In the Key of Eli” for director Phil Scarpaci, a documentary for the new Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) called “Serving Life” about lifers in Angola Prison caring for hospice patients, and I am now working on a new pilot for director Nancy Ogden named “Stetson.”

On another front I have been working with a wonderful young artist named Sara Niemietz for the last year and a half. She is an amazing singer and a wonderful writer who I originally worked with on “Providence” in 2002 when  she was just 9 years old! Been doing a lot of songwriting and development work with her and I suggest you check her out!

Sara Niemietz

This girl has it all. We have also put together a band playing out here locally in Los Angeles at Cafe Cordiale under the name “Babylon Social Club” and are having a great time. Check out the band live at:

I have also formed an indie record company (can we still call them that?)  with a great young writer/artist/producer …Jake Coco. Along with Julien Garros we named the company “Keep Your Soul Records” and are currently working with a super bunch of young artists and releasing songs on YouTube and iTunes. More to come on this!


Updates: Collaboration, CD, and Award

“Huge” Premieres Monday, June 28

For the first time, Snuffy and his son, Will, have worked together to score a television show. The new ABC Family series, “Huge,” follows the lives of the teens and staff at a weight-loss camp.

“Friday Night Lights” CD released

“Friday Night Lights Vol. 2” was released May 4. It includes the much-requested “Friday Night Lights Theme,” as well as other featured music from Augustana, Jakob Dylan, Sufjan Stevens, and more.

“Friday Night Lights” to return for Season Five

The acclaimed hit “Friday Night Lights” will return! Snuffy and Bennett Salvay continue compose for yet another season of “Friday Night Lights.”

Snuffy receives BMI Film & Television Award

On May 20, Snuffy was honored to receive a BMI Film & Television Award for his score in the USA series “Men of a Certain Age.”

Click here to watch an interview after the awards.

“Men of a Certain Age”

“Men of a Certain Age” premieres, December 7
Snuffy’s score can be heard on the new USA series, “Men of a Certain Age,” which premieres December 7. Ray Romano stars in the series centered on the lives of three friends.

Show Announcements

“Friday Night Lights” returns, October 28
NBC and DirecTv have announced the return of “Friday Night Lights.” Snuffy and Bennett Salvay will continue to co-score the show, which will return October 28.

“Hawthorne” premieres Sunday, June 16
TNT has announced its summer lineup, which includes “Hawthorne.” Tune in to hear Snuffy’s score on the new TNT drama, which will premiere June 16, starring Jada Pinkett Smith as nurse Hawthorne.

Snuffy interviewed for TV Academy Archives

On April 10, a film crew interviewed Snuffy for the prestigious Archive of American Television at his Woodland Hills recording studio. The interview was conducted by Stephen J. Abramson and spanned Snuffy’s entire life and career, including how he got his nickname, how he got his start in the business, as well as personal advice to aspiring composers. Only the eighteenth composer to be included in this larger volume of over 500 interviews, Snuffy is honored to be in the company of some of his heroes and true pioneers in the business.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation’s Archive of American Television produces extensive video oral history interviews with television legends of all professions and makes them available free online.

Snuffy at his Woodland Hills recording studio with interviewer Stephen J. Abramson

NBC network up-fronts announced

This month, NBC announced a return of both shows for which Snuffy scores for the network, “Friday Night Lights” and “Lipstick Jungle.” In a new business model, DirecTV and NBC have inked a deal to air new episodes of “Friday Night Lights” in the fall on DirecTV’s channel 101. The same episodes will premiere on NBC after the Super Bowl next year. This will mark the third season for “Friday Night Lights” which Snuffy co-composes with Bennett Salvay. “Lipstick Jungle,” based on the best-selling book by Candace Bushnell (Sex and the City), premiered in February.

“In Plain Sight” premieres Sunday, June 8, 10/9c

Listen for Snuffy’s score on “In Plain Sight,” the new USA Network series, when it premieres on June 8. The crime drama stars Mary McCormack as a U.S. Marshal attached to the highly secretive Federal Witness Protection Program.

Snuffy featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine

From the Archives

An old review from Snuffy’s Stray Dog era surfaced when Peter Makowski reconnected with Snuffy recently for an interview for Classic Rock Magazine (UK publication). The Stray Dog article was featured in the July 2004 issue




Emmy Nomination

The Academy of the Television Arts & Sciences announced on July 19 their Primetime Emmy Award Nominations. Snuffy is honored to be amongst the nominees for Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Dramatic Underscore) for “Kidnapped,” marking his twelfth nomination. The Creative Arts ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 8, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Snuffy on new blues CD release

On June 26th, “What A Life” the debut CD by the L.A. Blues Alliance was released on Baby Ree Recordings and will be distributed by Fontana/Universal. The 15-track release was produced by Mike Post and features original and standard blues recordings with Snuffy on acoustic and electric guitar. Other members of the project are: Sonny Landreth (vocals, guitars); Keb’ Mo’ (vocals, guitar, mandolin); Stanley Behrens (vocals, harmonica, tenor saxophone); David Morgan (vocals, piano, electric piano, background vocals); Mike Finnigan (vocals, piano, Hammond B3 organ, background vocals); Amy Keys (vocals, background vocals); Bob Glaub (bass guitar, percussion); John “JR” Robinson (drums, percussion).

Click here to read more about the L.A. Blues Alliance and listen to audio samples.

Click here to purchase the CD.

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