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    After over 20 years in the music industry, Todd Snider is still killing it!

    The singer and songwriter has been the critics’ darling for two decades now and has never faltered. His music sings of love, loss and the American Dream – all wrapped in infectious hooks and pop-friendly melodies that have kept him relevant among industry insiders and Snider devotees.

    Born in the Pacific Northwest and raised in the south, Snider moved to the west coast lived in Austin, Texas, then finally settled in Memphis to pursue the life of a troubadour. He was discovered Keith Sykes, who at the time was a member of The Coral Reefers, Jimmy Buffett’s legendary back-up band.

    Snider soon released his debut album in 1994, entitled “Songs for the Daily Planet.” The album was named after the bar Snider used to play in regularly, and featured his calling card song “Talkin’ Seattle Grunge Rock Blues.”

    Snider has continued to release consistently revered albums filled with clever lyrics and unique observations on the human condition and life as an outsider. With titles like “Near Truths and Hotel Rooms,” “East Nashville Skyline” and “Peace Queer,” his music runs the gambit between thought-provoking and kitschy. Ten studio albums, two live albums and a collection of b-sides and rarities later, Snider is still one of the most well-respected Americana artists around. He hasn’t released an album since 2012’s “Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables,” but he is still on the road more nights than he isn’t in any given year.

    Snider's live shows are charged, and his songs have an inherent vulnerability, making an immediate connection with whatever audience in front of which he finds himself.

    Todd Snider will be performing on June 18 in The Bomhard Theater at Kentucky Center for the Arts. The show begins at 8 p.m., and tickets are available for $25.


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    About Brent Owen

    Born and raised in Louisville, I have lived here most of my life (except during a short furlough, when I, lovelorn and naive, followed a girl to Baton Rouge). My roots are here, my family, my friends, and my life are all here. I work primarily as a free-lance writer for a few local and regional publications. I have also written two books (one a memoir, the other a novel) that barring some divine intervention, will probably never see the light of day. I find myself deeply ingrained in the local bar scene, or perhaps better said, I often indulge in the local drinking culture. I love music, movies, comedy, and really just about any other live performance art.

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