Todd Snider is one of America's greatest song writers. His sharp wit, knack for storytelling, heart felt lyrics, and lovable persona make him and his music irresistible. He's one of the few artist that cant make new albums fast enough.
Normally when a package of this type of music comes together, it's usually when: A] an artist is deceased/dead, B] the record company is trying to milk the artist from an old record contract of product still owed or C] there isn't really anything for the artist to say anymore.
Thankfully, none of those are the case here. In fact, what Todd Snider says and sings here is simply, well, simple yet memorable. Not just the solor material, but the songs with help from Peter Holsapple [dbs], Jack "selling out" Ingram [okay, that wasn't nice], Keith Christopher [The Yayhoos], Craig Wright [Steve Earle], Tommy Womack [duh!]and more.
If this is Todd just dusting off his slew of one-takes and mishaps, then I want more. My favorite Todd Snider yet.
Another great album by Todd Snider--and not the typical outtakes/B sides junk that other people might put on an album like this. Every song is excellent, and there are 2-3 songs here that rank among the best Snider has ever recorded.