if you ask Loretta Lynn he's a "musical genius," if you ask Richard Lewis he's "brilliantly funny"

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Sunday, September 25, 2022

Todd Snider has unveiled 'Live: Return Of The Storyteller' today, a 27-track collection captured during his first shows back after audiences were allowed to gather again last year. For a lifelong troubadour, on the road for most of three decades before the pandemic, there's a rush of palpable emotion as Snider reunites with fans after such a period of uncertainty...joy, relief and gratitude; but also the poignant realities of friends lost along the way. For Snider, this includes some of the great American songwriters who took him under their wing, like late legends John Prine and Jerry Jeff Walker. On 'Live: Return Of The Storyteller,' he remembers these heroes with moving and incredibly human tributes, as he continues to carry on their musical spirit into an uncharted era for the troubadour tradition.

Listen to 'Live: Return Of The Storyteller' here: toddsnidershop.com

Along with the release of 'Live: Return Of The Storyteller,' Snider's songs continue to be celebrated across the spectrum of music and arts. Filmmaker Justin Corsbie took inspiration from the lyrics of Snider's mid-aughts fan favorite "Just Like Old Times," and turned the tune into Hard Luck Love Song; a full-length feature film released theatrically last fall. Music writer Brian T. Atkinson is currently working on a biography of Snider, in which he interviewed some of the songwriter's biggest fans including Loretta Lynn and Richard Lewis. Snider was also just inducted into his home state's Oregon Music Hall Of Fame, and his "Talking Reality Television Blues" was covered by Tom Jones on an album of work from his favorite songwriters (also including Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens). Through it all, Snider continues to shine a light on the incredible generation of troubadours who came before him, and will tour this year with Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Ray Wylie Hubbard, as well as the next generation including Lilly Hiatt and Tommy Prine.

Todd Snider will continue his American Troubadour Tour with a special hometown stop at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium tomorrow night alongside Ramblin' Jack, with dozens of dates continuing through the end of the year. A full list is below with tickets on sale here: https://toddsnider.net/tour


01. Big Finish

02. [Col. Bruce Hampton Ret.]

03. Turn Me Loose

04. [East Nashville]

05. Play A Train Song

06. [Old Man Shakes Fist At Sky]

07. Too Soon To Tell

08. Like A Force Of Nature

09. [John Prine]

10. Handsome John

11. [Hard Luck Love Song]

12. Just Like Old Times

13. [Spreadneck Speedball]

14. Roman Candles

15. The Very Last Time

16. Sail On, My Friend

17. [Being Outdoors]

18. Ballad Of The Devil's Backbone Tavern

19. Alright Guy

20. [Free Bird]

21. [Sock Water]

22. Just Like Overnight

23. [Alan Greenspan]

24. In Between Jobs

25. [Where Will I Go]

26. Working On A Song

27. Opening Statement



September 24 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN&

September 29 - Paramount Theatre - Denver, CO+%

October 1 - The Wilma - Missoula, MT+

October 2 - The ELM - Bozeman, MT+

October 3 - Egyptian Theatre - Boise, ID@

October 4 - Tower Theatre - Bend, OR@

October 6 - Revolution Hall - Portland, OR@

October 7 - Soreng Theater at Hult Center - Eugene, OR@

October 8 - Neptune Theatre - Seattle, WA@

October 9 - The Bing Crosby Theater - Spokane, WA@

October 12 - Arcata Theater Lounge - Arcata, CA@

October 13 - Raven Theatre - Healdsburg, CA@

October 14 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA@

October 16 - Rio Theatre - Santa Cruz, CA@

October 18 - The Fremont Theater - San Luis Obispo, CA@

October 19 - The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA@

October 21 - Paradise Performing Arts Center - Paradise, CA~

October 22 - Bally’s Lake Tahoe Casino Resort - South Lake Tahoe, NV~

October 24 - The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT~

October 25 - The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT~

October 26 - Washington’s - Fort Collins, CO

October 28 - Knuckleheads - Kansas City, MO

October 29 - Scottish Rite Hall - Omaha, NE

October 30 - Wooly’s - Des Moines, IA

October 31 - Jamf Theatre - Eau Claire, WI

November 2 - The Englert Theatre - Iowa City, IA

November 3 - Park West - Chicago, IL

November 4 - Barrymore Theatre - Madison, WI

November 5 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI

November 9 - Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC!

November 10 - Stuart's Opera House - Nelsonville, Ohio!

November 11 - Roxian Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA!

November 12 - Holland Theatre - Bellefontaine, OH!

November 16 - Bijou Theatre - Knoxville, TN!

November 17 - The Castle Theatre - Bloomington, IL!

November 18 - Egyptian Room, Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN!

November 19 - Sheldon Concert Hall - St. Louis, MO!

November 25 - Marigold Auditorium for Arts and Culture - Winterville, GA

November 26 - The Ramkat - Winston-Salem, NC

November 27 - Walhalla Performing Arts Center - Walhalla, SC

December 5 - Main Street Crossing - Tomball, TX

December 5 - Main Street Crossing - Tomball, TX

December 7 - Main Street Crossing - Tomball, TX

* with Lilly Winwood

& with Ramblin' Jack Elliott

+ with Nicki Bluhm

% with Lilly Hiatt

@ with Ryan Montbleau

~ with Ray Wylie Hubbard

! with Tommy Prine