Bob Dylan will be visiting Utah this summer, but another one of America’s greatest story-tellers is Oregonian folk-rocking singer-songwriter Todd Snider, will return to The State Room to headline.
In a phone interview with The Tribune, Snider said he sleeps only four hours a night, so that gives him plenty of opportunities to work on differing pursuits.
One is a new documentary starring Snider called “East Nashville Tonight," named after his residence.
In addition, Snider, 46, is writing a book, which he called “extended versions of my bull_____. I’ve been a bull_____er all my life. My daddy was a bull_____er.”
In 2012, Snider released two albums: “Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables” and a tribute album, “Time As We Know It: The Songs Of Jerry Jeff Walker.” “Most of [his] songs completely changed my life when I was 20,” Snider said of Walker. “If Jerry Jeff Walker and I had a trivia contest about Jerry Jeff Walker, I wouldn’t just beat him, I’d kill him.”
By the way, Snider’s current musical obsession is The Black Crowes, performing at Red Butte Garden later this summer.
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When • Thursday, May 2, at 8 p.m.
Where • The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City
Tickets • $35 at thestateroom.com