The tour will make its way out to the West Coast where it will conclude in Portland on June 28. The ‘World’s Greatest’ tour marks the first time these Texans will share a stage.
Schneider is a musical chameleon of sorts, with a body of work that careens from rock to rap to folk to funk. The Austin, Texas-based artist dropped by American Songwriter last year and played “The Effect,” a track off his new album Burden Of Proof. The story behind the song involves a nose job, MySpace, and a New York City-burlesque club where Lindsay Lohan partied. In other words, vintage Schneider.
Carll, who was the “dream co-writer” for American Songwriter’s Lyric Contest in 2012, works in the tall shadow of the Texas songwriting tradition, though the word’s already spread outside the Lone Star State that he can hold his own as a writer, and that he’s got a way with humor. It wasn’t for nothing that he had a Ray Wylie Hubbard co-write on one of his albums and had a Guy Clark co-write on the album before that. Or that Todd Snider – who’s not a Texan per se, but stands in the writerly lineage of Jerry Jeff Walker, who is one – takes a verse during the shambling hobo ballad “Bottle In My Hand.” Carll is proving more and more that his name belongs with the heavyweights.
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March 20 – Alexandria VA, The Birchmere
March 21 – York PA, The Capitol- Strand Theater
March 22 – Wilmington DE, The World Cafe Live at The Queen
May 29 – Boulder CO, The Fox Theater
May 30 – Aspen CO, The Belly Up
May 31 – Ouray CO, The Wright Opera House June 12 – West Hollywood CA, The Troubadour
June 13 – San Francisco CA, The Great American Music Hall
June 14 – Napa CA, The City Winery
June 26 – Seattle WA, The Triple Door
June 27 – Seattle WA, The Triple Door
June 28 – Portland OR, The Aladdin Theater