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With special guest Kevin Gordon

Oxford American is excited to welcome Todd Snider to the South on Main stage on Sunday, February 17.


todd snider 
by todd snider

i started making up songs in 1986. 
i made an album in 1994.
i also started a tour in 1994
and that tour is, in a way, still going.

i never made a record so good
that i could just sit home
or did a show so bad that i had to.
and man, i’ve done some shit shows,
shit albums too.
some of them are pretty good though,
but you know, it’s been a while.
i really need to put out a good album soon
or i'm finished. 

sometimes these days i sing with a band.
i think we made a good album.
david schools of widespread panic is our leader.
i make up our lyrics....we’re a jam band.
our songs only go on about an hour or so but they’re still pretty long.

cool people jam with us all the time and we have like a million shirts and shit. 
i personally think we’re the seventh best band in the whole jam thing.

on this tour i am coming to town with nothing but my guitar and stories
like the old days.
you know...
pick a little
talk a little
pick a little
talk a little
cheap cheap cheap
talk a lot 
pick a little more.

and not to brag,
but i also wrote a book that everybody loves
so i am an author now.
plus i play everywhere,
pretty much all the time 
everybody shows up 
and they pretty much always love it.


Dude's a juke-joint professor emeritus"
- Rolling Stone 
 
Kevin Gordon’s Louisiana is a strange place. It’s a place where restless teens road trip to where the highway dead-ends at the Gulf of Mexico; a place where prisoners who are in for life compete in a rodeo while the town watches; where a character can get lost in the humid afternoon and where religion may not signify hope; and where rivers, never far away, carry secrets behind levees. “One of the things I like about it and am mystified by is that what passes for normal in Louisiana would not make the grade elsewhere,” he says.
 
The kicker? All of these postcards are based on true stories. It’s a place that he’s been exploring for twenty years now, on the eve of the release of his astonishing new album, Tilt & Shine, on Crowville Media. It is work that has earned him fans like noted author and Elvis Presley biographer Peter Guralnick; New West Records artist Buddy Miller; journalist, songwriter, and Country Music Hall of Fame staffer Peter Cooper; Todd Snider; head of the Americana Music Association Jed Hilly; and Lucinda Williams, with whom he dueted on the song “Down To The Well” (which was featured prominently on an Oxford American compilation).
 
Before you even hear his vivid lyrics, you start feeling the sound of that ’56 Gibson ES-125 tuned down to open D, often with the tremolo flowing like a river, and an unstoppable groove distilled from swamp blues and Sun Records. His MFA from the Iowa Poetry Writers’ Workshop allows him to capture it with a degree of precision. As the New York Times put it in its headline of a feature on Kevin, “A Musican Or A Poet? Yes to Both.”
 
Kevin sums it up, “There are so many stories in north Louisiana and it’s a place that nobody pays attention to. For me, you can feel the arc of time passing. I’m captivated by the power of strong memories—those films that run continuously in your mind, if you let ‘em.” With Tilt & Shine, those movies translate into rock and roll poetry.
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Pricing Info

$38 = Premium Reserved Table
$36 = Reserved Table
$30 = General Admission

TICKET PRICE SERVICE CHARGE TOTAL PER TICKET
$38.00 $5.50 $43.50
$36.00 $5.25 $41.25
$30.00 $4.50 $34.50

Other Info

  • Doors open at 5pm. Show begins at 7pm.
  • Tickets are available for pickup only on the night of the show when doors open.
  • The venue does not have an on-site box office. Tickets are only sold via Metrotix, or, on the night of the show when the doors open (if tickets remain.)
  • Buying a reserved or premium reserved ticket guarantees you that specific seat. Seating at tables and countertops is "family style." If you do not purchase all the seats at your table, you will be seated with other patrons.
  • General Admission Ticketholders - You may sit at stools at the bar, perimeter chairs not at tables, or you may stand. You are not guaranteed a seat, as seating is limited and only available first-come-first-seated when the doors open. Once all General Admission chairs are taken, there will only be standing room for all other General Admission ticketholders.
  • South on Main does not take reservations for ticketed concerts.
  • Food is served before and throughout the concert.
  • Shows are all ages. Everyone must have a ticket to attend.
  • Free surface lot parking is available.
  • Additional Info: http://southonmain.com/pages/faq-ticketing-seating/

METROTIX SALES END: Friday, February 15 at noon.

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South on Main

1304 Main Street , Little Rock, Arkansas 72202

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