Snider Brings Queer Songs to Mountain Stage

 

New album arrives October 14.

 

By
Blurt Staff

 

 BLURT blogger Todd Snider, whose new EP Peace Queer, drops Oct. 14 (Aimless
Records), will join NPR’s Mountain Stage’s “Moving the Mountain” tour
for three shows this October. After a successful tour in 2007, the legendary
live music radio program takes to the road again this fall with stops in Harrisburg, PA, Glenside, PA

(Philadelphia) and New
York City.

 

 

Snider
has been a guest on the program seven times since he released his debut record
Songs for the Daily Planet
in 1994. On his choice to bring Snider along for the tour, host Larry Groce
noted, in a statement, “Todd Snider first came on the Mountain Stage in

1995
and we’ve been fans of his ever since. We admire how he goes about this
business- he’s fiercely independent, cleverly topical and can be very funny
sometimes which is no easy task by itself. We’re thrilled he’s agreed to come
onboard as a re-occurring guest on this series of road-shows.”

 

Snider
returned the compliment, saying “I love playing Mountain Stage. It is
great to be able to share my work with their audience and be a part of an institution
that not only believes in the power of live music, but they live it and promote it themselves. I am grateful for the
opportunity to ‘move the mountain’ with them this fall and share the stage with
some great people along the way.”

 

Of
the record itself, Snider describes it as a “song cycle, starting with a song
called ‘Mission Accomplished.’ In six sentences, the record goes like this:
Here’s the kid being told everything’s going to be great. Here’s the reality of
that. Here’s that kid when he comes home a sad and banged-up and angry
‘winner.’ Here’s the breakdown of why I think that’s happening. Here’s the guy
in our culture that I think is causing that to happen, and it’s not a
president. And then here’s what I think is going to happen to that guy. And
then we roll credits.”

 

Peace Queer’ will be available for free
download at ToddSnider.net October 11-31.

 

 

Mountain Stage “Moving the Mountain
2008” Tour Dates

 

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

7:30pm

at
the Whitaker Center at the Forum

5th
& Walnut Streets

Harrisburg, PA

717-214-2787

www.whitakercenter.org

 

Featuring:

The
Grascals, Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers, Todd Snider and others TBA

 

Tickets:
$44.50 / $36.50

 

 

 

Thursday, October 23, 2008

7:30pm

at
the Keswick Theatre

291 Keswick Avenue

Glenside, PA

215-572-7650

www.keswicktheatre.com

 

Featuring:

Todd
Snider, Ollabelle, Jim Boggia, Simone and others TBA

 

Tickets:
$54.50 / $44.50 / $34.50

 

 

Saturday, October 25, 2008

8:00pm

at
Town Hall

123 W. 43rd Street

New York, NY

212-307-4100

www.the-townhall-nyc.org

 

Featuring:

Rodney
Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Todd Snider and others TBA

 

Tickets:
$65 / $45 / $35

 

 

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