- Released: September 13, 2004
- Label: Oh Boy
- 1.Happy to Be Here
- 2.Forty Five Miles
- 3.Long Year
- 4.dB Cooper
- 5.Lonely Girl
- 6.Keep Off the Grass
- 7.All of My Life
- 8.Betty Was Black (And Willie Was White)
- 9.Ballad of the Devil's Backbone Tavern
- 10.Just in Case
- 11.What's Wrong With You
- 12.Missing You
- 13.Back to the Crossroads
Personnel includes: Todd Snider (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, harp, piano); Ray Kennedy (acoustic, electric & 12-string guitars, dobro, sitar, cello, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Hammond B-3 organ, bass, drums, tambourine, percussion, background vocals); Pat Buchanan (electric guitar); Will Kimbrough (slide guitar); Peter Holsapple (banjo, mandolin, piano).
Recorded at Room & Board Studios, Nashville, Tennessee.
Personnel: Todd Snider (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harp, piano); Chris Clark, Dan Einstein, Steve Shuffert, Lynn Langham, Don Chaffer, Jamie Rubin, Angela Taylor, Amy Lewis, Michele Rubin, Michael Smotherman, Mike Snider, Jared Reynolds (vocals); Will Kimbrough (guitar, slide guitar); Ray Kennedy (acoustic guitar, acoustic 12-string guitar, dobro, piano, drums, percussion, background vocals); Pat Buchanan (electric guitar); Peter Holsapple (banjo, mandolin); Tammy Rogers (strings); Jim Hoke, Wayne Jackson (horns); Rivers Rutherford (piano); Johnny Neel (Wurlitzer organ); Keith Christopher (upright bass); Paul Buchignani (drums, tambourine); Tom Littlefield, Wendy Moten (background vocals).
Recording information: Room & Board, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: Jim Shea.
Snider is amiable enough on his first album for John Prine's label, and he's taken his literal move to Nashville figuratively as well -- becoming a more conventional singer/songwriter in the process, downplaying the quirks that got him noticed initially. There are some nice things here, and the horns are a particularly welcome blast of fun. ~ Michael Gallucci