Todd Snider
Todd Snider

Todd Snider Returns to Stuart’s Opera House

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Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville will welcome singer, songwriter and storyteller Todd Snider this Saturday, September 26 with country artist Elizabeth Cook opening the show.

The man Rolling Stone called “America’s sharpest musical storyteller” released his latest album, Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables, in 2012.

“The record doesn’t come from good times,” Snider said in a press release. “I wanted to sound the way I feel, which sometimes means sounding like a broken soul.” He might carry the mantle of “storyteller” – it’s what he titled his live record, after all – but Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables is anything but a nice, folk/Americana troubadour album. That it’s also roaringly funny is tribute to Snider’s unique sensibilities, which has earned him praise from fellow songwriters Kris Kristofferson and John Prine.

Elizabeth Cook, the youngest of 11 half-brothers and sisters, grew up in rural Florida where her musician parents met while playing in local country bars. Known for her clear, beautiful voice and strong songwriting ability, Cook is a relentless performer, touring worldwide, including more than 200 performances at The Grand Ole Opry.

Cook currently hosts Apron Strings on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country channel. Her latest full length album, Welder was produced by Don Was (Rolling Stones, Kris Kristofferson) and features guest appearances by Dwight Yoakam, Rodney Crowell and Buddy Miller.

Saturday’s concert is at 8 p.m. Area musicians are invited to come early for an acoustic jam on the Public Square. For tickets and information, visit