A Brief Biography

Born Phoebe Laub on July 17, 1950 in New York City, Phoebe borrowed her stage name from the Lackawanna Railroad's passenger train called Phoebe Snow which ran from Hoboken, NJ to Buffalo, NY. She recorded for Shelter, Columbia and Atlantic records prior to an eight year layoff which ended with the release of "Something Real" in 1989.

In June 1997, Phoebe told me, "I feel better than I ever have in my life and ready to resume making music." She added, "I love a lot of what's happening in contemporary music today, and although radio formats seem to confound some people, I love where they're going. CHR in the New York-New Jersey area are a great mixed bag of alternative-urban-dance-folk music."

Phoebe is hard to categorize. She sings jazz, pop, rock, soul, gospel--she can do it all. She credits Aretha Franklin as an early influence. Phoebe said, "I've enjoyed performing over the years with such luminaries as Linda Ronstadt, Billy Joel, Dave Mason, Cheap Trick, Jewel, Buddy Miles, Al Green, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and all the performers at the 1979 "No Nukes " Benefit at Madison Square Garden."

Phoebe's daughter Valerie passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 18, 2007. Here's an article with quite a bit of information about Valerie and Phoebe by Roger Friedman.

Phoebe passed away on April 26, 2011of complications from a brain hemorrhage she suffered in January 2010.