By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jan 15, 2008 at 5:29 PM

Country / Western Swing band Honkeytonkitis plays a gig at Zad’s Roadhouse on Friday, Jan. 18, along with God’s Outlaw. The show starts at 9 p.m.

Who is Honkeytonkitis? Band member John Steffes was happy to elaborate.

“Honkytonkitis is honky tonk served the way it used to be: tunes about losers and failures and drinkers and dreamers who come to the bar to lick their wounds and dream of getting back on top again. This is how honky tonk was created by musicians like Hank Williams, Ray Price, Faron Young, George Jones and Johnny Cash. Somewhere along the line that image got lost, Country music got 'prettified' and the whole concept of music for losers got flushed from the bathrooms of our hearts.”

The band just finished a 15-song original music CD and plans to release it later this year. Honkytonkitis shows its Wisconsin roots with songs like "I'm Leaving Wisconsin" and "I've Been Everywhere" which pays tribute to the towns of America's Dairyland.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.