Personnel: Todd Snider (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, background vocals); Todd Snider; Michael Utley (piano, keyboards); Rick Steff (organ); Edgar Meyer (double bass); Joe McLeary (bass guitar, drums, percussion); Joe Mariencheck (bass guitar, background vocals); Paul Buchignani, Joe McLeary (drums); Terry McMillan (percussion); Tom Littlefield, Harry Stinson, Marshall Chapman, Ashley Cleveland (background vocals); Will Kimbrough (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, dobro, banjo, background vocals); Peter Hyrka (acoustic guitar, mandolin, violin); Eddy Shaver (electric guitar); David Zollo (piano); Mark Marchetti (vibraphone).
Audio Mixers: Chuck Ainlay; Michael Barbiero; Richard Dodd.
Recording information: Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN; Battery Studios, Nashville, TN; Castle Studios, Nashville, TN; Hound's Ear Studio, Franklin, TN; Pedernales Studio, Spicewood, TX; Recording Arts Studio, Nashville, TN; Soundstage Studios, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: Se¤or McGuire.
Though he's best known to casual observers as the man who wrote the hit Garth Brooks/George Jones duet "Beer Run," Todd Snider is an impressive performer in his own right. His first three albums, from which this compilation is drawn, find him turning out gritty, clever, twangy roots-rock/alt-country that's simultaneously light-hearted and incisive, splitting the difference between Joe Ely and Lyle Lovett.