Todd Snider (born Todd Daniel Snider, October 11, 1966 in Portland, Oregon) is an American singer-songwriter with a musical style that combines Americana, alt-country, and folk.
Snider's 1994 debut album on MCA, entitled “Songs for the Daily Planet,” was named for the bar where Snider used to play regularly in Memphis. On that album were the minor hits “Talkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues,” and “Alright Guy,” which later became the title cut of Gary Allan's 2001 album.
He released two more albums for MCA, 1996’s “Step Right Up” and 1998’s “Viva Satellite” before moving to John Prine's Oh Boy Records where he recorded 2000’s “Happy to Be Here,” 2002’s “New Connection,” 2003’s “Near Truths and Hotel Rooms,” 2004’s “East Nashville Skyline,” and 2007’s rarities compilation “Peace Love and Anarchy.” “That Was Me: The Best of Todd Snider 1994–1998” was released on the Hip-O Records label in 2005.
Snider's next studio album, “The Devil You Know,” was released in 2006. It marked his return to a major label, New Door Records, a subsidiary of Universal Records. Snider's album, “Peace Queer,” was released in 2008. His album, “The Excitement Plan,” was released in 2009 on the YepRoc Label and was produced by Don Was.
Snider contributed a cover version of A Boy Named Sue to the 2010 Sugar Hill Records album “Twistable Turnable Man,” a tribute by various artists to songwriter Shel Silverstein.
In February 2011 Todd Snider released a double disc live album called “The Storyteller” on his own label, Aimless Records. The album featured live versions of songs spanning much of Snider's career along with some of the stories that have become a staple of his live show. In 2012 he released the album, “Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables,” via Aimless Records.