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Todd Snider to finally present live album giving us whole story

Published November 29, 2010 3:16 pm

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If people saw musician Todd Snider at this past year's Red Butte Garden show, you know his stories and between-song banter can be just as beguiling as his alt-folk songs.

So, what's next for East Nashville's wisecracking, troublemaking troubadour?

A live album, 'The Storyteller,' a new double-disc live album out Feb. 1 on his own imprint, Aimless Records, captures Snider in his true element: onstage before a rapt audience.

From the press release:

On 'The Storyteller,' you'll hear some of Todd's off-the-cuff and downright hilarious folkloric tales and meditations on contemporary culture, plus all your favorite tracks from recent years, as backed by Great American Taxi during a recent performance in Nashville. Along with many of his most beloved tunes, including standouts like "Tension" and "Rose City," the 24 tracks on the 'The Storyteller' capture Snider's candid takes on the personal and the political, from marijuana legalization and gay rights, to "Conservative Christian, Right-Wing Republican, Straight, White, American Males."For a glimpse of Snider's sense of humor, watch this live video clip of him introducing his own concert as a "90 minute distraction from our doom" (as heard on 'The Storyteller'): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqlWAhS30pwTracklist:DISC 11. Greencastle Blues2. Is This Thing Working? 3. Just Like Old Times4. Eighteen Minutes Speech5. Tension6. Doll Face7. Rose City8. Stuck on the Corner9. Sunshine10. Bill Elliot Story11. Sideshow BluesDISC 21. 45 Miles2. Looking For A Job3. Play A Train Song4. KK Rider Story5. Don't It Make You Wanna Dance6. East Nashville Skyline7. The Devil You Know8. The Ballad of the Kingsmen9. America's Favorite Pastime10. Mushroom Story11. Conservative Christian, Right-Wing Republican, Straight, White, American Males12. If Tomorrow Never Comes13. Good Fortune