Todd Snider goes live
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
– Todd Snider goes live on his next disc. "The Storyteller" will drop Feb. 1, 2011 on Snider's own imprint, Aimless Records.
The disc will include off-the-cuff and funny folkloric tales and meditations on contemporary culture from the humorous singer. Songs on the CD were backed by Great American Taxi during a recent performance in Nashville.
The new CD is a follow-up to this year's "The Excitement Plan."
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There's a full band backing Snider throughout, which adds some heft musically but it's mostly unnecessary as the focus is more on »»»
The Excitement Plan
It would be easy to assume that using a well-known producer like Don Was was meant to bring about a slicker, more refined Todd Snider, one with some of the rough edges burnished off. But Was takes a different tack, capturing the loose, easy going feeling of a live show. It's a vibe that suits Snider's story-telling, troubadour style. The minimal instrumentation never gets in the way of lyrics that ruminate on an oddball collection of misfits and outcasts.
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Editorial: Walking the talk
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