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Todd Snider's plan is to get excited

Sunday, March 15, 2009 – Humorous country/rootsy singer Todd Snider is back with a label after going his own route. "The Excitement Plan" comes out June 9 on Yep Roc. Don Was produced the disc, which includes an appearance by Loretta Lynn.

"The Excitement Plan" is "an old gypsy term" Snider adopted from his father. He said, "I know right now that times are hard for all of us and that new songs from a folk singer are not at the top of so many grocery lists but these 12 songs are different. These 12 songs can be part of your solution. Just give them a chance. Take them in. Use 'em to help you appreciate your girl if you still got one, and/or your job if you still got one. Trust them, trust me and I promise you as god is my witness sometime here in the next 60 to 90 days we will be layin 'em in the sweet peas."

Yep Roc will offer a limited edition deluxe box set version of "The Excitement Plan" that will include a bonus CD, DVD, stickers and more.

Snider will tour throughout the spring including June 11th at NYC's The Bowery Ballroom and his first performance at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival June 14th.

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