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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. ~ Richard Skelly
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Albums by
Todd Snider

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    Enough Is Enough

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    Ways and Means

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    The Funky Tomato

    1 song

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    Hey Pretty Boy

    14 songs

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    Time as We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker

    14 songs

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    Viva Satellite

    14 songs

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    Step Right Up

    12 songs

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    Songs for the Daily Planet

    8 songs

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    Peace Queer

    18 songs

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    That Was Me: The Best of Todd Snider 1994-1998

    10 songs

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    Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables

    24 songs

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    Live: The Storyteller

    10 songs

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    Eastside Bulldog

    12 songs

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    The Excitement Plan

    18 songs

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    The Devil You Know [DVD]

    11 songs

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    The Devil You Know

    12 songs

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    East Nashville Skyline

    13 songs

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    New Connection

    13 songs

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    Happy to Be Here

    13 songs

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    Songs for the Daily Planet [Bonus Track]

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    Don't Tempt Me

    23 songs

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    Near Truths and Hotel Rooms Live


Top Songs by
Todd Snider

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  2.   In Between Jobs
  3.   Just Like Old Times
  4.   Old Friend
  5.   Sangria Wine
  6.   Looking for a Job
  7.   Fortunate Son
  8.   Mr. Bojangles
  9.   Little Bird
  10.   Alcohol and Pills
  11.   Laying My Life on the Line
  12.   Beer Run
  13.   Alright Guy
  14.   The Ballad of Cape Henry
  15.   Happy To Be Here
  16.   Railroad Lady
  17.   Hill Country Rain
  18.   All My Life
  19.   New York Banker
  20.   Tillamook County Jail
  21.   Mission Accomplished (Because You Gotta Have Faith)
  22.   Combover Blues
  23.   Barbie Doll
  24.   You Got Away with It (A Tale of Two Fraternity Brothers)
  25.   Thin Wild Mercury
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Stations & Shows Featuring
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    Hair Of The Dog

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    Outlaw Country

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    Alt. Country

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    Folk

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    Eclectic Rock


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