Todd Snider celebrates the return of live music with new album ‘Storyteller’

Todd Snider celebrates performing in front of live audiences again and pays tribute to dearly departed friends on his new album Live: The Return of the Storytellera collection of tracks recorded during the singer’s first post-pandemic shows in 2021.

Ahead of the LP’s live release on September 23, Snider shared the new video for a live rendition of his 2006 fan favorite “Just Like Old Times,” a track that inspired the film. Bad Luck Love Song:

“This album is dedicated to everyone who comes to these shows, whether this latest tour is the first you’ve seen since ’94, or you’ve joined the family somewhere in between, you have my undying gratitude.” Snider said. of the album in a press release. “Traveling and singing has been the great joy of my life and I don’t lose sight of who makes it possible. Thanks.”

Live: The Return of the Storytellera sort of sequel to 2011 Live: The Storytellerfeatures songs spanning Snider’s entire discography, from his 1994 debut Songs from the Daily Planet until 2021 First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder. Between tracks, Snider shares stories from his life, including tributes to deceased friends like John Prine, Jerry Jeff Walker, Neal Casal and Colonel Bruce Hampton.

Snider will mark the arrival of the LP live with an album release show on September 24 at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville; the concert is surrounded by dates – August 20 to November 19 – on Snider’s American Troubadour tour; check Snider’s website for the list of tour dates.

Live: The Return of the Storyteller Track list

1. Great finish
2. [Col. Bruce Hampton Ret.]
3. Free Me
4. [East Nashville]
5. Play a train song
6. [Old Man Shakes Fist At Sky]
7. Too early to tell
8. Like a force of nature
9. [John Prine]
10. Beautiful Jean
11. [Hard Luck Love Song]
12. Like the good old days
13. [Speakneck Speedball]
14. Roman candles
15. The Very Last Time
16. Sail, my friend
17. [Being Outdoors]
18. Ballad of the Devil’s Backbone Tavern
19. Alright Man
20. [Free Bird]
21. [Sock Water]
22. Like Overnight
23. [Alan Greenspan]
24. Between Jobs
25. [Where Will I Go]
26. Work on a song
27. Opening Statement