You never know who will show up at Terrapin Crossroads.
When Todd Snider’s former Hard Working Americans bandmate Neal Casal dropped by to say hello, the singer-songwriter invited the guitarist to join him for most of his May 23 performance at the San Rafael venue.
Snider opened with a few solo tunes – “Can’t Complain,” “Conservative Christian” and “Ballad Of the Devil’s Backbone Tavern” – before he welcomed Casal to the stage, kicking things off with the Hard Working Americans track “Is This Thing Working.”
After closing the first half with “Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance,” Snider and Casal opened set two with the 2006 track “Looking For A Job,” followed by “The Devil You Know” from the same LP.
After a nice, jammy “Tension”> “Alright Guy” segment that led into his Hill Country Goodbye speech, Snider closed the show solo. He played and encore of “This Land Is Your Land” and “Can’t Complain” before bidding the crowd good night.
Check out the full setlist and a clip of “East Nashville Skyline” below:
Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, Calif
Set I: Can’t Complain, Conservative Christian, Ballad Of the Devil’s Backbone Tavern, Is This Thing Working^, D.B. Cooper^, Greencastle Blues^, Play A Train Song^, Mission Accomplished^, Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance^
Set II: Looking For A Job^, The Devil You Know^, Just Like Old Times^, East Nashville Skyline^, Beer Run^, Ballad Of The Kingsmen^, Illegal Smile^, Stuck On The Corner^, Statistician’s Blues^, Easy Money^, Tension^ > Alright Guy^ > [Hill Country Goodbye]
Enc: This Land Is Your Land > Can’t Complain