Todd Snider's new LP shares snapshots of first shows since pandemic + headlining historic Ryman 9/24

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Saturday, July 30, 2022

Todd Snider has announced 'Live: Return Of The Storyteller' (out September 23 via Todd's own Aimless Records and Thirty Tigers), a brand new live collection of songs and stories captured during his first performances after venues opened back up last year. With material spanning from his 1994 debut album Songs From The Daily Planet through 2021's First Agnostic Church Of Hope And Wonder, Snider uses much of his storytelling to pay homage to friends gone too soon including John Prine, Jerry Jeff Walker, Neal Casal and Colonel Bruce Hampton. But typical of a Snider live show, his stage banter also veers into one-of-a-kind road tales like conversing with haunted ghost children in California, raising hell with the inventor of Crocs in Montana and misadventures in the woods behind Johnny Cash's house in Tennessee.

In conjunction with the album announcement Snider has also shared a new live version of "Just Like Old Times," his 2006 fan favorite that was turned into a feature film - 'Hard Luck Love Song' - in 2020. Listen to "Just Like Old Times" from 'Live: Return Of The Storyteller' and watch the accompanying 'tour diary'-style music video here:

Pre-order 'Live: Return Of The Storyteller' here, and become eligible for a chance to win a harmonica and guitar pick used by Snider on his 2021 tour:

A successor in spirit to Snider's 2011 collection 'Live: The Storyteller' - which found the New Yorker praising him for his "perfect timing, mastery of tiny details and sharply funny, lyrical songs" - the album was recorded between August and December of 2021 on stages across the United States. Musically it finds Snider reimagining a diverse array of his career-spanning material; adapting songs from his output with jam supergroup Hard Working Americans into folk-troubadour style, or channeling recent funk-inspired writing through inspiration from Jimmy Reed. Snider says:

"this album is dedicated to all the people

who come to these shows

whether this last tour was the first one you caught

you've been coming since 94,

or you joined the family somewhere in between

you have my undying gratitude

traveling and singing has been the great joy of my life

and it’s not lost on me who makes it possible

thank you."

Snider has also just announced a dozen new dates on his 2022 'American Troubadour Tour,’ which will include a September 24 album release show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium and dates alongside legends like Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Ramblin' Jack Elliott (who joins Snider at The Ryman). As of today all of Snider's 2022 tour dates are currently on sale, with a full list below.


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. [Speakneck 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


August 20 - Robert Earl Keen's Texas Uprising - Houston, TX!

August 25 - Grande Theatre - Frankfort, KY

September 7 - Harvester Performance Center - Rocky Mount, VA*

September 9 - Infinity Hall Norfolk - Norfolk, CT*

September 10 - Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA*

September 11 - Infinity Hall Hartford - Hartford, CT*

September 13 - Swyer Theatre at The Egg - Albany, NY*

September 15 - StageOne - Fairfield, CT*

September 16 - The Center for Arts in Natick - Natick, MA*

September 17 - Sellersville Theater - Sellersville, PA*

September 18 - The Queen - Wilmington, DE*

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

! with Robert Earl Keen

* with Lilly Winwood

& with Ramblin' Jack Elliott

+ with Nicki Bluhm

% with Lilly Hiatt

@ with Ryan Montbleau

~ with Ray Wylie Hubbard