Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dec. 15: Todd Snider at the Uptown Theatre

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 2:05 PM

It’s a shame that Todd Snider’s sharp-edged songs aren’t known to more people; songs like “Statistician’s Blues,” or “America’s Favorite Pastime,” which tells the story of Dock Ellis pitching a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates while tripping on acid. “New York Banker,” from the grim and entrancing Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables is classic Snider—“Good things happen to bad people,” he sings, while relaying the story of fat-cat bankers run amok with the pensions of the working-class. Comedian and podcast host extraordinaire Marc Maron is a big fan, and probably Jimmy Buffett too, since Snider covers his “West Nashville Grand Ballroom Gown” on the new album. Snider plays with Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools, plus opener Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Uptown Theatre. 1350 Third St., Napa. 8pm. $25. 707.259.0123.

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