Multiple new albums from Americana songwriting's fearless rogue
Whether he's writing about death or politics, about going to jail or growing old, Todd Snider's fearless, lay-it-on-the-line songwriting never loses its keen sense of life's turning points. A bit of a charming outlaw, he's been one of the key shapers of Americana music over the last decade and a half, and a lot has been said and written about him. Here's Jerry Jeff Walker's opinion: "Of all the young singer-songwriters out there, I think Todd Snider is the best. By that I mean he has found a way to take his feelings and observations and turn them into songs that can get an audience. He won't quit till he gets the audience, and he always gets the audience." Says Rolling Stone: "Todd Snider's compressed story-songs are so vivid and knowing that they seem completely plausible, even the one on his new album voiced by a piece of discarded junk mail that dreams of being a tree again." This creatively fertile artist comes to Michigan with not one but two new albums, "Time As We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker" (a tribute to his original musical hero, produced by Detroit great Don Was) and "Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables."