Todd Fausnacht is the guitarist and singer for the Philly-based ska/early rock/soul outfit The Snails.
2012: The Year in Ska - Todd Fausnacht (The Snails)
Top 5 Favorite Ska Releases
1) The Aggrolites: Unleashed Live
2) The Caroloregians: Fat is Back
3) The Heavy Beat/The Snails Split EP
4) The Forthrights EP
5) Sammy Kay and The Fast Four: "Sweet Misery" single
Top 5 Ska Shows
1) The Aggrolites at the MilkBoy, Philadelphia, PA
2) The Aggrolites at The Blockley , Philadelphia, PA
3) Skalapalooza 2012, Philadelphia, PA
4) Heavy Beat/The Snails split release party at the Funhouse, Bethlehem, PA
5) The Skatalites in NYC
Top Ska Merch
1) My Toots and the Maytals From the Roots record .
2) My Bob Marley African Herbsman record.
3) My Techniques record.
4) My Slim Smith "Rougher Yet" single.
5) My Ken Boothe "Moving Away" single.
Top 5 Ska Regrets
1) Jimmy Cliff at The Mann Center in Philadelphia, PA
2) Toots at The Blockley in Philadelphia, PA
3) Stranger Cole and Patsy backed by Crazy Balhead at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY
4) 2012 London International Ska Festival
5) Jump Up Record's Chicago Reggae Oldies Weekend with Stranger Cole and Pat Kelly
Top Ska Wishes for 2013
1) I'm excited for the Version City tour--hope it goes well!
2) I hope that The Snails The River comes out on time! [It has!]
3) I hope that The Snails "Death Caught Me" single comes out soon!
4) I hope that our Rocksteady EP can go to press soon .
5) I hope there is a rise in appreciation and support for everyone playing deep-rooted Jamaican music!