First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder

Todd Snider

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‘Todd Snider is a man of many talents. He’s toured the country as a folk troubadour as well as the frontman for jam band supergroup Hard Working Americans. A master songwriter a quarter-century in the making, Todd Snider christened himself a preacher over the pandemic and opened up the First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder’ – LiveForLiveMusic

This is a folk record with funk, street-singer and psychedelic elements, mixed by multi-instrumentalist Tchad Blake (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello). Todd Snider calls it “P-Folk” or “Folkadelic”: “With this album I had the idea for the sound first, I think. I wanted to do what I was calling ‘funk in the back and busking up front’ with [Beatles’] white album-y shit scattered about. I had done a lot of listening to and looking into Parliament and James Brown and lots of reggae music, too.”

The album was borne from Todd Snider’s popular weekly livestream series from The Purple Building in East Nashville (pictured on the album cover). “The songs started for me when Jeff Austin passed away”, he says. “I made up ‘Sail On, My Friend’, then the touring stopped and so I started a Sunday morning show. Viewers started jokingly referring to it as a church and to me as a reverend.”

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Track Listings

  1. Turn Me Loose (I'll Never Be the Same)
  2. The Get Together
  3. Never Let a Day Go By
  4. That Great Pacific Garbage Patch
  5. Handsome John
  6. Sail on, My Friend
  7. Battle Hymn of the Album
  8. Stoner Yodel Number One
  9. Agnostic Preacher's Lament
  10. The Resignation vs. The Comeback Special

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  • SKU: IMAR03LP
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