Epi fan and Nashville's #1 folk singer par excellence Mr. Todd Snider will hit the road this fall with his band Hard Working Americans. The tour will visit Dallas, Austin, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Memphis before heading to the west coast. Though there is a date scheduled September 21 in Houston, that will likely be rescheduled due to Hurricane Harvey. Visit Todd's website
for info and read our classic interview
where Todd talks about his love of the Epiphone EJ-200
(I've been wanting this sound my whole life. And I finally have it
), the perils of fame with no fortune, and learning to the meaning of life.
"The first time I was on the radio, I called my label and said, "How are we gonna make this stop?" I was supposed to be the next Lyle Lovett. Now I'm on the radio every five minutes. I thought, I'm going to be finished by fall. It was a funny song, too. But I feel like as the years went by, I was wrong. MCA said 'make a "Talkin' Seattle Grunge Blues" video' and I didn't want to for these delusions I had about my own integrity. But it's an integrity that I now no longer want. I think I had my head up my own (expletive) and somehow thought that I was hip or deep or that music could be deep. I no longer think that. I don't even think Bob Dylan is deep. I think music is fun."