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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: 02.06.16 Morning Folks! Tickets for Todd's show at Hogg Memorial Auditorium in Austin, TX with Joe Pug and Rorey Carroll... https://t.co/rmZXKqaQKY
  • Todd Snider

  • Todd Snider

  • Todd Snider

  • Todd Snider

  • Todd Snider

Albums

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
03.25.16 Hogg Memorial Auditorium Austin, TX US
03.26.16 Crighton Theatre Conroe, TX US
04.28.16 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR US
04.29.16 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR US
04.30.16 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR US

Activity

  • 02.06.16 Morning Folks! Tickets for Todd's show at Hogg Memorial Auditorium in Austin, TX with Joe Pug and Rorey Carroll... https://t.co/rmZXKqaQKY
  • 02.05.16 Left coast friends and anyone else that might want to join in on the fun. Tickets are now on sale for the 3... https://t.co/WAgoiwv4fJ
  • 02.05.16 Todd Snider Live February 4th, 2016 Hard Rock Hotel Rivera Maya, Mexico Panic en la Playa Guaranteed > Ain't No... https://t.co/i0aGSu7xhQ
  • 02.03.16 Two more special shows to announce today. Todd returns to Texas. March 25th - Cactus Cafe and KUTX Presents... https://t.co/SORNfV1eyd
  • 02.02.16 Just a friendly reminder for any of you wanting to attend the 3 night run at Aladdin Theater in Portland on... https://t.co/jTWMqLMbVu
  • 02.01.16 ATTN : BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FROM AIMLESS, INC. HQ : For immediate release from Nashville, TN - February 1, 2016... https://t.co/BmgTk5Bxrj
  • 01.25.16 Tonight at 6:30pm, Todd is sitting in with one of his favorite young songwriters Rorey Carroll at The Basement... https://t.co/gmRLlV2wSs
  • 01.17.16 Today: Boca Raton, FL - Jan 17 at Hard Working Americans https://t.co/1UHAcVwVgv
  • 01.16.16 Today: St Petersburg, FL - Jan 16 at Hard Working Americans https://t.co/Ad6Tgr5aIQ
  • 01.14.16 https://t.co/TF47d7wwWY
  • 01.14.16 This Weekend: Boca Raton, FL - Jan 17 at Hard Working Americans https://t.co/KS2KPqDXYD
  • 01.14.16 This Weekend: St Petersburg, FL - Jan 16 at Hard Working Americans https://t.co/sB2Arj7Xj9