The two set format lead to an extended night of instrument changes, classic tunes, along with too many requests to list. Following both sets, Todd returned to the stage for an eleven song encore packed full of cover tunes. Due to the length of this show, it will not fit on two CDs and we started the third one at the encore break. Enjoy!
Seattle’s fantastic Woodland Park Zoo welcomed Todd’s traveling What the Folk Festival with welcome arms, as an amazing evening was had by everyone. Many thanks to Sarah Jarosz, Hayes Carll and Shawn Mullins for being a part of a great evening of music.
Todd opened with the local classic D.B. Cooper, which lead into a very fitting version of Tension> The Times They Are A-changing. Several other local stories and tunes closed out the set, as the band returned to the sage and left it all out for an unforgettable version’s of Hey Hey, My My.
Todd opened with the local classic D.B. Cooper, and played a set full of fan and local favorites. Following the epic local story of coach Bower, the night ends with an electric version of Hey hey My My.
The set kicked off with Devils’ Backbone Tavern, Can’t Complain and Alright Guy, before Statistician’s Blues. The electric guitar made an appearance for Good News Blues and several other tunes, as the night came to a close with Moondawg’s Tavern, Walkin The Dog, and Will The Circle Be Unbroken. By popular demand, Todd and the band returned to the stage for a two song encore.
Todd opened, and closed with If Tomorrow Never Comes. Too Soon To Tell, Greencastle Blues, Just Like Old Times and Tension followed, as the set closed with Good Fortune. Todd returned to the stage with the electric guitar for several tunes including Stuck On The Corner, Looking For a Job and New York Banker. The second set finished on acoustic guitar, as the night came to a rocking close with a Good New Blues and Big Finish encore.
Spring Tour made a trip to the north country for an unforgettable night, at the historic Higher Ground. Tension, Can’t Complain and Is Thing Working opened the show, and were followed by the Aaron Allen story, Greencastle Blues and In The Beginning.
Todd returned to the stage with Beer Run> Age Like Wine and told almost as many stories, as he played requests. Looking For A Job, Mr. Bojangles and Sideshow Blues closed out the set, while the encore featured Incarcerated and Good Fortune.
Hard to tell it was Sunday night in Portland, as this high energy show opened with Ballad Of The Kingsmen, Is This Thing Working and Too Soon To Tell. The first set came to a close with Tension, Looking For A Job and Louie Louie.
The second set was full of requests, as Todd returned to the stage with Easy Money, D.B. Cooper and Keep Off The Grass. The night closed with a Louie Louie reprise in the middle of Enjoy Yourself, before a three song encore.
The second set kicked off with Ballad Of The Kingsmen, Greencastle Blues and New York Banker. An attempt was made to grant everyone’s requests before a Jerry Garcia cover, Statistician’s Blues and Is This Thing Working. Todd returned to the stage for an encore with Elvis, Can’t Complain and Crooked Piece Of Time.
Mr. Small’s Theatre was packed on Tuesday night, as Pittsburgh hosted the first Todd show in several years. With possibly the most surprising setlist of the tour, this unforgettable evening began with That Was Me, New York Banker and and big thank you for coming out to the show.
Following Prison Walls in the first set, the second set featured rarely played America’s Favorite Pastime, My Generation Part 2, and This Land Is Our Land. Todd switched to electric for Guaranteed during the encore, as the night closed with Just Like Old Times and Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance.
Along with a Sunday night vibe, night number two at SPACE featured a completely different setlist, some rarely played songs and several cover tunes. The first set opened with If Tomorrow Never Comes and closed with Keep Off The Grass, Bruised Orange and Good Fortune.
Todd returned to the stage with Age Like Wine, a cover request, Ballad Of The Kingsmen and the Mushroom Football Story. Horseshoe Lake, To Beat The Devil, and Can’t Complain led into an Elvis story and quick guest appearance.
The first of two sold out shows in Evanston was a wild one, as Saturday night opened with Can’t Complain, Is This Thing Working and Too Soon To Tell. Statistician’s Blues and The Devil You Know, were followed by the Aaron Alan Story and Ballad Of The Devil’s Backbone Tavern.
Set two featured East Nashville Skyline, Hey Hey and closed out with Play A Train Song and Sideshow Blues. Todd returned to the stage for a surprising encore of Beer Run and the Dead classic, High Time.
The first set featured Tension, Iron Mike, Looking For A Job and closed with Big Finish. Set number two kicked off with The Devil You Know, Easy Money and Statistician’s Blues, as the night closed with Conservative Christian, Enjoy Yourself and Sideshow Blues.
The evening began with Greencastle Blues, Is This Thing Working and Too Soon To Tell followed by 18 Minutes Intro, and Happy New Year. D.B. Cooper, Sunshine and Beer Run> Age Like Wine closed out the first set. The second set was packed full of requests and stories before Elvis took to the microphone for the encore.
The show began with Is This Thing Working, Greencastle Blues, and a new story about meeting Elvis that led into In Between Jobs. Following Long Year and Iron Mike, the Mushroom Football Story made an appearance in the middle of the set. Requests included Beer Run, Tension and Alright Guy, while the night closed with Sideshow Blues and a dedication to everyone driving home.
This new live bootleg CD is the first installment of a new annual live series entitled Happy New Year (Vol. 1). It’s a highlight reel from various performances in 2012. There will only be 1000 CDs for sale on-line exclusively from the Todd Snider Webstore and 1000 CDs for sale at the upcoming shows. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. However a digital download of the release is exclusively available here at TSL.
1. Barefoot Champagne – 1/13/12
Solo – St. Louis, MO
2. Can’t Complain – 2/8/12
Solo – Annapolis, MD
3. Precious Little Miracles – 3/25/12
w/ The Burnouts – Petaluma, CA
4. Too Soon To Tell – 4/16/12
w/ The Burnouts – Arcata, CA
5. Beer Run> Age Like Wine> Beer Run – 5/5/12
w/ The Burnouts – New Braunfels, TX
6. Just Like Old Times – 6/2/12
w/ The Burnouts and Molly Thomas – Nashville, TN
7. Ballad Of The Kingsmen – 7/20/12
w/ The Burnouts – Bloomington, IN
8. Sideshow Blues – 8/5/12
w/ Great American Taxi – Ninilchik, AK
9. Alright Guy> [Hill Country Story]> Alright Guy – 8/8/12
w/ Great American Taxi – Anchorage, AK
10. Long Year – 9/27/12
Solo – Chicago, IL
11. [Santa Fe Story]> Mr. Bojangles – 10/26/12
w/ Jerry Jeff Walker, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires – Austin, TX
12. Guaranteed – 12/15/12
w/ Dave Schools and Paulo Baldi – Napa, CA
13. Looking For A Job – 12/31/12
w/ The Nervous Wrecks – Memphis, TN
The Burnouts: Eric McConnell and Paul Griffith
Great American Taxi: Vince Herman, Jim Lewin, Chad Staehly, Brian Adams, and Chris Sheldon
The Nervous Wrecks: Will Kimbrough, Eric McConnell, Joe Mariencheck, Paul Griffith, and Joe McLeary
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