Bob Snider A Maze In Greys

Bob Snider A Maze In Greys
As a national songwriting treasure, any new release from Bob Snider is automatically guaranteed to brighten up even the most dismal of days. The fact that he works on his own unpredictable timetable just increases anticipation, and A Maze In Greys doesn’t disappoint. Snider’s ease (dare it be called genius?) at crafting the most intricate poetry out of the most banal everyday events remains in top form on "Greetings As I Leave” and "Ducks On The Pond.” Producer David Baxter even manages to get Snider to rock a bit on "Time’ll Get You Money,” "Too Many Numbers” and "Rusty Pail Blues,” giving the album a bit more of a John Prine quality. But then there are "Plum,” "Sittin’ In A Doorway,” and "Fireman,” which according to the liner notes have been waiting 20 years to be recorded. As some of the standout tracks on A Maze In Greys, they only further prove how much Snider’s work is firmly in touch with some of life’s deeper truths, as well as how truly original he remains. (Borealis)