Peace-loving Tennessee singer-songwriter Todd Snider
has been captured by a band of hippies and forced to sing protest songs against his will. Well, not really, but that's the story told on the cover art of his latest album, Peace Queer,
which goes on sale Oct. 14.
The record features Snider's usual political and social commentary, broken up with humor and the occasional, trademark stream-of-consciousness rant ("Sometimes I'll ramble on for up to 18 minutes between songs, and sometimes I'll say the same shit I said last time, because I mean the same shit I said last time"). The surprise on the eight-track run-down is a bluesy remake of the 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival song "Fortunate Son":
Snider, a self-proclaimed "Evangelical Agnostic," will be spreading the word in an East Coast/Midwest tour throughout the rest of the year, starting tomorrow in Lexington, Ky.
19 - Lexinton, Ky. @ Christ the King School +
8 - Austin, Texas @ Cactus Cafe
9 - Austin, Texas @ Cactus Cafe
10 - Helotes, Texas @ Floore's Country Store
11 - Conroe, Texas @ Conroe Cajun Festival
17 - Detroit, Mich. @ Detroit Institute of Arts
18 - Chicago, Ill. @ Congress Theatre *
21 - Harrisburg, Pa. @ The Forum
22 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Borders Bookstore Bryn Mawr
23 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Keswick Theater
24 - New York, N.Y. @ Borders Bookstore Columbus Circle
25 - New York, N.Y. @ Town Hall
20 - Nashville, Tenn. @ The Ryman ^
21 - Covington, Ky. @ The Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center
22 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ Egyptian Room ~
26 - Dallas, Texas @ The Granada
27 - Dallas, Texas @ The Granada
29 - Stephenville, Texas @ Bostock's
30 - New Braunfels, Texas @ Gruene Hall
+ w/ Sam Bush, Felice Brothers, Tim Krekel, J.D. Crowe, & New South
* w/ Yonder Mountain String Band
^ w/ Robert Earl Keen
~ w/ Mary Gauthier
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