But Sniders rowdy, often rambling live shows (clips from which are widely available on YouTube and his various personal sites) are his strong suit. Traditionally armed with little more than a guitar and a harmonica, he demands hoots, hollers and a healthy sense of humor. Expect to be duly entertained when Snider appears tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Ski Jam in Steamboat Springs, with Band of Heathens (6 p.m.) and mandolin virtuoso Sam Bush (9 p.m.). Tickets for the whole thing which takes place at the Ski Jam Tent are $23 after fees; go to www.skijam.net. Get more on Snider (including details on a January 30 stop at the Boulder Theater) at www.toddsnider.net.
Jan. 12-17, 2009