Snuffy Walden


The most versatile Emmy-winning composer talks

Being in the right place at the right time is often the foot in the door for many successful musicians, but you can never overlook the sheer talent that cracks the door open even wider.  Snuffy Walden will admit that good timing had it’s good fortunes. From his early days in the blues rock band Stray Dog and opening shows for ELP, to becoming a first call studio musician having worked with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Chaka, Laura Branigan, Donna Summer, and Rita Coolidge, Snuffy eventually traveled down a musical path that he never expected with writing scores and themes for popular television shows such as The West Wing, Thirtysomething, and The Wonder Years. Through this work in television, Snuffy has earned ten Emmy nominations and has won an Emmy for his work on The West Wing. He’s been on our wish list for quite some time and today we’re honored to talk with Snuffy Walden.