Todd Snider goes live
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
– Todd Snider goes live on his next disc. "The Storyteller" will drop Feb. 1, 2011 on Snider's own imprint, Aimless Records.
The disc will include off-the-cuff and funny folkloric tales and meditations on contemporary culture from the humorous singer. Songs on the CD were backed by Great American Taxi during a recent performance in Nashville.
The new CD is a follow-up to this year's "The Excitement Plan."
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