Todd Snider is heading back on tour today in support of his album, Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol 3. including a stop on Apr 20 at the Ryman Auditorium. Snider has also announced brand-new tour dates starting this July and August.
Snider’s live performances come with endearing storytelling of his own personal stories, beliefs, and traditions, and usually more than a few appearances by his dog, Cowboy Jim . While on the road, Snider will make an appearance on WGN right before his performance at Park West on April 11. He also has a few surprises up his sleeve this coming fall.
Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 was recorded in Hendersonville, Tennessee at the Cash family’s Cash Cabin Studio using some of the instruments that Johnny himself owned. The album was released through Snider’s self-run Aimless Records, a company with the self-deprecating motto, “If it’s a hit we’ve missed!” Snider had previously recorded on John Prine’s Oh Boy Records.
Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 includes Snider’s latest single, ” Talking Reality Television Blues,” which is accompanied by an animated music video (watch above) that takes one on a journey told by a cartoon version of himself . Track 7, “The Ghost of Johnny Cash,” is the reason for Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3. After a visit to Cash Cabin Studio for a Loretta Lynn session in 2015, where she recorded a song they cowrote, Snider began having a recurring dream about Cash. The dream led him to book time at the studio, inspiring him to write “The Ghost of Johnny Cash” which tells the story of Loretta Lynn dancing with Cash’s ghost outside of the studio in the middle of the night.