Prolific Americana singer-songwriter Todd Snider is finally returning to Missoula for a live performance at the Wilma on Saturday October 2, 2021.
Todd hasn’t been here since 2015 when he played the Top Hat, and to our knowledge, this will be the first time that Todd has headlined the Wilma. It’s going to be pretty great heading downtown, grabbing a bite to eat, then sitting down in the beautiful Wilma theater to listen to Todd tell a few stories.
As with most of his shows, this will be a fully seated performance to make for an especially intimate evening of music. If you have a favorite spot to sit, make sure to arrive early because the seating is general admission. We should also note, Todd is hot off his new album, “First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder,” so come prepared to hear new music!
PRESALE: Limited Logjam presale tickets for Todd Snider will be available online only from 10am to 10pm (or while supplies last) Tuesday, May 25th. A password will be provided via email after completing the sign up form below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.
PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 9am at the Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. All tickets are general admission standing room only. All ages are welcome. All ages are welcome.
About Todd Snider
You don’t often hear about an artist reinventing their sound eighteen albums into a celebrated career. But for Todd Snider, his latest release, First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder, isn’t so much a sudden change in direction as an arrival after years of searching.
“After my last album Agnostic Hymns, I felt like I was out of ideas and I just didn’t know where to go next,” Snider says. “So I did a side project with the Hard Working Americans, and I learned a ton. I tried to study music by other people, and come to this record hoping that I’d have something new to say. I wanted to do what I was calling ‘funk in back and busking up front, with White Album-y shit scattered about.’ I had done a lot of listening to Parliament and James Brown and lots of reggae music, too. It’s embarrassing to admit, but I’ve been trying to think of this sound all my life. This is the closest I’ve come to thinking, ‘Man, I don’t know that I’ve heard anything like this before.’”
Especially within the often too-purist context of Americana, the record’s sound is refreshingly experimental. More funk than folk, more Sly Stone than singer-songwriter, it’s fatback-style grooves, full of ghost notes and disparate syncopated elements, slither and slide around Snider’s acoustic guitar with caduceus-like precision. The arrangements are given extra texture and atmosphere by ace mixer/multi-instrumentalist Tchad Blake (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello). On songs like “Never Let A Day Go By,” “Stoner Yodel Number One” and “The Get Together,” there is a taut, dry snap, an intimacy that invites you inside and best of all, opens up space for Snider’s husky voice and thought-provoking lyrics to breathe and connect. It’s music that makes you move, smile and think all at once. Continue reading…