"Muse Roots" - an Americana Mother-Daughter Duo


About Us:

Amber Snider is an award nominated Northern California folk, rock, country & blues singer-songwriter. She is influenced by traditional blues, sixties and seventies classic rock, vintage country as well as contemporary indie music. She has been performing solo, as a duo and with her band since 2000 having played at BottleRock Festival, Blue Note and City Winery with numerous appearances on radio & television including Best of The Bay in San Francisco. Her music combines high-energy fun with reflective life stories through acoustic and electric music. 

Diana Wallis, a Northern California based singer-songwriter plays guitar, harmonica and mandolin. For the past 30 years, Diana has been performing solo and with her band having once shared the stage with Maria Muldaur, the late Norton Buffalo and the great blues lady, Carla Thomas. Diana grew up in the 70's with the influences of Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Being a child of parents from Arkansas and Oklahoma, Diana's music is upbeat and lives on the corner where ROCK meets COUNTRY.

Together, this mother-daughter duo have garnished comparisons to the Judds, The Trio as well as the Indigo Girls.  They attribute their tightly woven vocal stylings to "blood harmonies", a phenomenon that happens when immediate family members sing together and they reach a level of harmony that  happens naturally.   


"Muse Roots" Defined

Truly paying homage to their "roots", the duo created their musical stage name based on their family surname "Muse".  

 muse  myo͞oz/noun

  1.  (in Greek and Roman mythology) each of nine goddesses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who preside over the arts and sciences. synonyms: inspiration, creative influence, stimulus; formal afflatus"the poet's muse"
  2. a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist. 

Muse Roots @ Silos, Napa