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I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like: Mostly True Tall Tales

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Acclaimed singer-songwriter Todd Sniders hilarious stories gathered in print for the first time

"[Snider] combines the sly phrasing of a stoner, the perfect timing of a stand-up comedian, and a mastery of the tiny detail."—The New Yorker

"Todd Snider's compressed story songs are so vivid and knowing that they seem completely plausible…. But the most compelling character may be Snider: a lowlife Randy Newman."—Rolling Stone

"Okay, so he looks a bit like Beck, twangs and rambles like John Prine or Bob Dylan, crafts a song like Arlo Guthrie, and tells a deadpan joke in the vein of Zach Galifianakis, but Tennessee songwriter's songwriter Todd Snider is a rare performer who can at once channel tradition and still step poignantly—and hilariously—out of its shadow…. He's a king-hell musical storyteller, possibly the greatest of his generation.”—Paste Magazine

For years, Todd Snider has been one of the most beloved country-folk singers in the United States, and he's been compared to Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, John Prine, and dozens of other household names. Snider has become not only a new-century Dylan but a modern-day Will Rogers, an everyman whose intelligence, self-deprecation, experience, and sense of humor make him a uniquely American character. In live performance, Snider's monologues are cheered like his songs. But never before has he told the whole story. Running the gambit from personal memoir to shaggy-dog comedy to rueful memories of his troubles and triumphs with drugs and alcohol to sharp-eyed observations from years on the road, I Never Met A Story I Didn't Like is for fans of Snider's music, but also for fans of America itself: the broad, wild country that has produced figures of folk wisdom like Will Rogers, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Tonya Harding, Garrison Keillor, and more. There are storytellers and there are performers and there are stand-up comedians. And then there's Todd Snider, who is all three in one, and something else entirely.

Synopsis:

I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like, which collects Todd Sniders stories in print for the first time, takes readers on a tour through one of the most inventive and idiosyncratic minds at work today.

Synopsis:

For years, Todd Snider has been one of the most beloved country-folk singers in the United States, compared to Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, John Prine, and dozens of others. He's become not only a new-century Dylan but a modern-day Will Rogers, an everyman whose intelligence, self-deprecation, experience, and sense of humor make him a uniquely American character. In live performance, Snider's monologues are cheered as much as his songs. But never before has he told the whole story. Running the gamut from personal memoir to shaggy-dog comedy to rueful memories of his troubles and triumphs with drugs and alcohol to sharp-eyed observations from years on the road, I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like is for fans of Snider's music, but also for fans of America itself: the broad, wild country that has produced figures of folk wisdom like Will Rogers, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Tonya Harding, Garrison Keillor, and more. There are storytellers and there are performers and there are stand-up comedians. And then there's Todd Snider, who is all three in one, and something else entirely.

Synopsis:

For years, Todd Snider has been one of the most beloved country-folk singers in the United States. He had a Top 40 hit with “Talking Seattle Grunge Rock Blues,” which gave national audiences the first taste of his insightful songwriting, at once satirical and sincere. Hailed by critics as one of the top albums of 2004, East Nashville Skyline was followed by The Devil You Know and The Excitement Plan. Sniders songs took on George W. Bush and Americas recent involvement in foreign war, along with a host of more intimate topics.

As good as Sniders albums have been, his in-concert monologues are even better. His shows are a loose-limbed, informal experience: its often just him and a guitar. He introduces songs with stories that can run as long as twenty minutes, always displaying his charm and wit. As hes allowed his storytelling to evolve along with his music, Snider has become not only a modern day Bob Dylan but a modern day Will Rogers as well—an everyman whose intelligence, self deprecation, experience, and, above all, humor make him a uniquely American character.

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Todd Snider is one of the premier folk-rock-country artists in the entire world. He has sold millions of records, topped critics favorite lists for the last decade, and performed or collaborated with John Prine, Billy Bragg, Jimmy Buffett, Robert Earl Keen, Widespread Panic, Yonder Mountain String Band, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Loretta Lynn. He continues to tour nationwide, doing approximately 150 shows per year, and when not touring he makes his home in East Nashville, Tennessee.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306822605
Author:
Snider, Todd
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Music - General
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Music-Folk and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like, which collects Todd Sniders stories in print for the first time, takes readers on a tour through one of the most inventive and idiosyncratic minds at work today.
"Synopsis" by ,
For years, Todd Snider has been one of the most beloved country-folk singers in the United States, compared to Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, John Prine, and dozens of others. He's become not only a new-century Dylan but a modern-day Will Rogers, an everyman whose intelligence, self-deprecation, experience, and sense of humor make him a uniquely American character. In live performance, Snider's monologues are cheered as much as his songs. But never before has he told the whole story. Running the gamut from personal memoir to shaggy-dog comedy to rueful memories of his troubles and triumphs with drugs and alcohol to sharp-eyed observations from years on the road, I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like is for fans of Snider's music, but also for fans of America itself: the broad, wild country that has produced figures of folk wisdom like Will Rogers, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Tonya Harding, Garrison Keillor, and more. There are storytellers and there are performers and there are stand-up comedians. And then there's Todd Snider, who is all three in one, and something else entirely.
"Synopsis" by ,
For years, Todd Snider has been one of the most beloved country-folk singers in the United States. He had a Top 40 hit with “Talking Seattle Grunge Rock Blues,” which gave national audiences the first taste of his insightful songwriting, at once satirical and sincere. Hailed by critics as one of the top albums of 2004, East Nashville Skyline was followed by The Devil You Know and The Excitement Plan. Sniders songs took on George W. Bush and Americas recent involvement in foreign war, along with a host of more intimate topics.

As good as Sniders albums have been, his in-concert monologues are even better. His shows are a loose-limbed, informal experience: its often just him and a guitar. He introduces songs with stories that can run as long as twenty minutes, always displaying his charm and wit. As hes allowed his storytelling to evolve along with his music, Snider has become not only a modern day Bob Dylan but a modern day Will Rogers as well—an everyman whose intelligence, self deprecation, experience, and, above all, humor make him a uniquely American character.

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