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Todd Snider At The Triple Door 4.20.2012

Todd Snider

Todd Snider played The Triple Door in Seattle on Friday, April 20, the second of a two-night event.  Although it was 4/20, Todd was under heavy instruction (threats) by the management not to smoke anything green in the green room.  Okay, so what did the managers at The Triple Door expect when they decide to book a show on 4/20? Not that Snider smokes dope; he just needed a word that rhymed with “Pope” in his song, “Alright Guy”.

A Nashville transplant (make that East Nashville) originally from Oregon, Snider is most widely known in Seattle for his deliciously funny take on 90’s grunge with a song called “Talkin’ Seattle Grunge Rock Blues”, although this song was missing from Friday’s set.  He made up for its absence with a fine set of old favorites, other songs that appealed to the local crowd, new ones from Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables as well as a few surprises.

See the full review on Randomville!

Reed Foehl, Opening for Todd Snider

Eric McConnell, Paul Griffith, Todd Snider

Todd Snider

After six years of seeing his show throughout the Seattle area and a pilgrimage to Sparks, Nevada in 2009, I am blessed to say I have finally met the Elusive, self-proclaimed Evangelical Agnostic, Mr. Todd Snider.  There is a god!

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May 5, 2012 - Posted by | Concert Season 2012, Randomville, The Triple Door, Todd Snider | , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. It’s times like this I wish I still lived up in Oregon. I’d have been there in Seattle with you for this one! I’m glad you finally got to meet him!

    Comment by Blake K. Phillips | May 6, 2012 | Reply

    • It was a great show, Blake. Second only to the Sparks 2009 Nervous Wrecktacular!

      Comment by aplscruf | May 6, 2012 | Reply

  2. I recently became more acquainted with some of Mr. Snider’s “other” stuff (besides the “Talkin’ Seattle Grunge Rock Blues”. “Tension” is one of my favorites, just for the line where he says “at least y’all do…I’m over it.”

    Comment by Matt | May 10, 2012 | Reply

    • Matt, he’s truly the Mark Twain of Folk! And perfect delivery every show. His new album is one of his best in years.

      Comment by aplscruf | May 10, 2012 | Reply


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