[click to listen to Todd Snider interview]
Beaverton, Oregon’s proud son Todd Snider is his generation’s Will Rogers, an amiable, plainspoken, wise-cracking story teller and champion of the common man – just add a guitar and a pickup truck.
Todd is appearing in concert at the historic Sheridan Opera House, January 31, 8 p.m., with his friend and mentor Keith Sykes, whose most recent album the younger man produced.
You may not know Keith, but you know his music. He wrote songs made popular by Jimmy Buffet (“Volcano,” “The Last Line” and “Coast of Marseilles”), John Prine (“You Got Gold,” “A Long Monday,” and “Everybody Wants To Be Like You”), Guy Clark (“She Loves To Ride Horses,” “Shut Up And Talk To Me”), Jerry Jeff Walker (“Very Short Time”), and Rosanne Cash (“Rainin’ On My Soul”).
Fans of roots, rock, folk, country and Americana served straight from the heart can’t get enough of Todd’s offbeat world views.The 42-year-old troubadour has appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno and “Late Night With David Letterman” and many year-end Top 10 lists, performing with humor and humanity.
To hear Todd’s story in his own words, click the “play” button to listen to his podcast, and click on “Hear Todd Snider” to hear a preview of Todd’s music.