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Todd Snider

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  • Born: Portland, OR
  • Years Active: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
  • Website: http://www.toddsnider.net
  • Recent Activity: 08.27.16 Happy record release day to dear friend and co-conspirator Jack Ingram. Midnight Hotel is now available here,... https://t.co/enkaSvExWb
  • Todd Snider

  • Todd Snider

  • Todd Snider

  • Todd Snider

  • Todd Snider


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Singer/songwriter Todd Snider first garnered attention for his timely alt-rock satire "Talkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues," a folk-rock song that struck a chord with younger people fed up with angry alternative rock bands, and at the same time, appealed to aging rockers who grew up with the folk revival of the 1960s. Snider was born in Portland, Oregon, and grew up in Santa Rosa, Austin, Houston, and Atlanta. After moving to Memphis in the mid-'80s and establishing residency at a local club named the Daily Planet, he was discovered by singer/songwriter Keith Sykes, a member of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band. Sykes began to work with Snider to help advance his career, and after passing on demo tapes of Snider to Buffett, he was signed to the star's Margaritaville Records. Snider's debut album, Songs for the Daily Planet was released in the fall of 1994; "Talkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues" was added to the album as an afterthought only after intense lobbying by a Canadian music critic, and ultimately became a minor hit.

On his second effort, 1996's Step Right Up, Snider and his band, the Nervous Wrecks (comprised of lead guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Will Kimbrough, bassist Joe Mariencheck, drummer Joe McLeary, and keyboardist David Zollo), continued blending bluegrass, blues, folk-rock, and country-rock to forge their own distinctive sound. On his third album, 1998's Viva Satellite, Snider took a Tom Petty approach, replacing much of his acoustic setup with twang-drenched electric guitar. In 2000, he signed to John Prine's Oh Boy label and returned to his singer/songwriter roots with Happy to Be Here. He recorded three more records for the label, 2002's New Connection, 2003's Near Truths and Hotel Rooms Live, and 2004's East Nashville Skyline. That Was Me: The Best of Todd Snider 1994-1998 was released on Hip-O in 2005, and the next year Snider's eighth album, Devil You Know, came out. In 2008 Snider released the politically charged Peace Queer, an eight-song collection of antiwar songs as filtered through Snider's signature wit and amiable pathos. The Excitement Plan appeared from Yep Roc Records in 2009. In 2011, he released the two-disc concert set Live: The Storyteller, while 2012 saw both a traditional studio outing, Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables, plus a tribute album, Time as We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
09.11.16 Charleston Music Hall Charleston, SC US
10.07.16 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN US
10.10.16 The Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL US
10.11.16 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL US
10.13.16 20th Century Theater Cincinnati, OH US
10.16.16 Rams Head On Stage Annapolis, MD US
10.16.16 Rams Head On Stage Annapolis, MD US
10.17.16 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA US
10.18.16 Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River, MA US
10.19.16 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY US


  • 08.27.16 Happy record release day to dear friend and co-conspirator Jack Ingram. Midnight Hotel is now available here,... https://t.co/enkaSvExWb
  • 08.20.16 Lots of exciting news to come… sign up for the Newsletter and you’ll be the first to know. Stay tuned!... https://t.co/1b6jx3FEOs
  • 08.20.16 RT @TheRyman: ON SALE NOW: @ToddSnider at the Ryman October 7 >> https://t.co/QzbrdNmZoF https://t.co/iP6x3xfPzd
  • 08.19.16 RT @VarPlayhouse: Don't miss @HWAmericans featuring @ToddSnider & @nealcasal @BuckheadTheatre tomorrow, Saturday, August 20th. https://t.co…
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  • 08.19.16 “Hey Pretty Boy” & “The Funky Tomato” out now! Pre-order #EastsideBulldog on @AppleMusic: https://t.co/GCA5SCBoo9 https://t.co/a2w2mcHTd3
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  • 08.11.16 Only 3 seats left - don't miss your chance to attend a live recording session from Todd in Nashville!... https://t.co/CFA38SKkl8
  • 08.10.16 Adding a couple October shows to the fall run! 10/22 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC 10/29 - Ponte Vedra Concert... https://t.co/jIXYKEbmcV
  • 08.05.16 October dates are on sale now! Oct 7 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium + Oct 10 - Bloomington, IL - The Castle... https://t.co/AqGQ0m2qgJ
  • 08.02.16 Todd hits the road this week with Hard Working Americans for a coast to coast cavalcade of chaos tour! 8/5 -... https://t.co/4KfSDo9kVA
  • 08.02.16 Raelyn Nelson Band @RaelynNelson @NashvilleScene you’re so nashville if you think @ToddSnider is stalking you... https://t.co/zgYEDPiRBa