Singer songwriter, and engaging story teller Todd Snider's unique blend of alternative country and folk music has landed him a four star review in Rolling Stone for his 2009 release The Excitement Plan.
Spin magazine called you "One of roots music's slyest, smartest songwriters". What is your writing process like?
In a way it never stops. I'm at it constantly, as I type even I stop to wonder if there is something in this moment about your computer thing that maybe I could sing about in a way that might make someone feel better about being themselves. So far nothing has come to me. It may sound like im trying to be funny but I'm not. I should also add that for me the part where the thought or the note starts to become an actual song I'll use at a show or on a record, is different almost every time.
You've had a long career in music; what are some of your most memorable experiences?
Meeting my wife. Getting married. Trips to the beach - My most vivid memories are not musical. The music part is a bit of a blur. And I don't mean that in a "cuz we were waisted" way. I mean cuz I've played more shows than I care to count in my life and I really did like them all about the same and feel like the people who dont learn to do that go home.
You have a pretty intense touring schedule for the next few months. Can you share any tips for how you can keep fresh after weeks on the road?
Have fun, do your best, and be a good egg.
What was it like to work with legendary producer Don Was?
Epic, educational and fun. I met some really great people in Don, Jim, Greg and Krish I hope they had fun too.
How has the web helped you connect with fans?
Well I gotta be honest I'd say it has positives and negatives
On one hand it gives people who like my music a place to say so In a way that other people will hear it
On the other hand it gives people who don't like my music a place to say so In a way that other people will here it
I also think its the reason some people know where my house is.
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