Todd Snider Preps New Album ‘Live: Return Of The Storyteller’ & Shares Single

Watch the singer-songwriter's video for the forthcoming live album's lead single, "Just Like Old Times."

By Scott Bernstein Jul 29, 2022 9:31 am PDT

Singer-songwriter Todd Snider announced Live: Return Of The Storyteller, a new live album due on September 23 via Todd’s Aimless Records label and Thirty Tigers. Snider previewed the 27-track collection by releasing a new live version of “Just Like Old Times.”

Live: Return Of The Storyteller comes after Snider’s critically-acclaimed 2011 live album, Live: The Storyteller, and is described as the set’s “successor in spirit.” The forthcoming LP captures songs and stories told on stage at concerts held between August and December of 2021. Live: Return Of The Storyteller includes material spanning Todd’s debut 1994 album, Songs From The Daily Planet through last year’s Fire Agnostic Church Of Hope And Wonder. Snider also tells tales honoring late friends Colonel Bruce Hampton, John Prine, Neal Casal and Jerry Jeff Walker as well as stage banter with one-of-a-kind stories.

Todd Snider shared the following in regards to Live: Return Of The Storyteller:

“this album is dedicated to all the people
who come to these shows
whether this last tour was the first one you caught
you’ve been coming since 94,
or you joined the family somewhere in between
you have my undying gratitude
traveling and singing has been the great joy of my life
and it’s not lost on me who makes it possible
thank you.”

“Just Like Old Times” was first issued by Snider on 2006’s The Devil You Know. Watch the official video for the version featured on Live: Return Of The Storyteller here:

Todd Snider will spend the bulk of September, October and November on the road for his American Troubadour Tour. Check out the full list of dates below, including stops at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall and many other venues throughout the U.S.:

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Live: Return Of The Storyteller Tracklist

  1. Big Finish
  2. [Col. Bruce Hampton Ret.]
  3. Turn Me Loose
  4. [East Nashville]
  5. Play A Train Song
  6. [Old Man Shakes Fist At Sky]
  7. Too Soon To Tell
  8. Like A Force Of Nature
  9. [John Prine]
  10. Handsome John
  11. [Hard Luck Love Song]
  12. Just Like Old Times
  13. [Speakneck Speedball]
  14. Roman Candles
  15. The Very Last Time
  16. Sail On, My Friend
  17. [Being Outdoors]
  18. Ballad Of The Devil’s Backbone Tavern
  19. Alright Guy
  20. [Free Bird]
  21. [Sock Water]
  22. Just Like Overnight
  23. [Alan Greenspan]
  24. In Between Jobs
  25. [Where Will I Go]
  26. Working On A Song
  27. Opening Statement
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