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Todd Snider is a singer/songwriter from Portland, Oregon, born October 11, 1966. Best known for his wry humor, he has been a fixture on the Americana, alt-country, Red Dirt, and folk scene since his debut on MCA entitled Songs for the Daily Planet a reference to a pub where he often performed in his then-home Memphis, Tennessee. He released two more albums for MCA, Step Right Up and Viva Satellite, to lukewarm sales but strong critical and fan support. He moved to John Prine's Records? where he made Happy to Be Here, New Connection, Near Truths and Hotel Rooms, and East Nashville Skyline. That Was Me: The Best of Todd Snider 1994-1998 was released on the Hip-O label in August 2005. Todd Snider's next studio album, The Devil You Know, will be released in August of 2006.
His influences include Jerry Jeff Walker, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jimmy Buffett. Contemporaries include Will Kimbrough, Tommy Womack, Robert Earl Keen, Jack Ingram, and the Yonder Mountain String Band.