New Milford CT musician rebuilds just after shedding all in fire

NEW MILFORD — Each morning Dean Snellback explained he wakes up experience grateful. He has a roof more than his head, a occupation he loves, and a bright long run. It was only a couple of months in the past that all people were in problem.

To day, the cause of the fireplace is undetermined, New Milford Deputy Hearth Marshal Ed Pagan mentioned.

“There were no signs of any accelerant. There was no electrical power, there was very little there that could have possibly started the fireplace. So there is no way of proving how it commenced,” Pagan stated.

Snellback, who is lead singer and guitarist in the community BluesyLand Band, explained his tunes products is his livelihood. With out it, he cannot conduct and without having accomplishing, he can’t make a dwelling.

He mentioned due to the generosity of the New Milford neighborhood, he has been able to uncover a new place to reside, obtain new music equipment and return to performing in a quick period of time of time.

“The compassion and kindness of people today is just too much to handle,” he reported.

He received about $20,000 in donations from a fundraising site and from advantage concert events good friends arranged for him, this sort of as at the White Silo Farm & Vineyard in Sherman, Housatonic River Brewing in New Milford and the Jewish Community Middle in Sherman.

On top of that, as a final result of neighborhood connections, he was in a position to get entry to a recording studio and areas to conduct.

He also observed a way to give back — he volunteers at a men’s group he begun at senior residing services in the course of Fairfield and Litchfield Counties.