Back in March during the onset of the coronavirus, Todd Snider launched his own weekly live stream series, What It Is. This past Sunday, Todd Snider tackled The Beatles‘ hit “All You Need is Love”. Video of the cover is now available to stream.
Every Sunday finds the folk troubadour performing live from his Purple Building studio in East Nashville, TN—the same site of Widespread Panic keyboardist JoJo Hermann‘s Shut Up And Play series. Snider was an ardent promoter of Hermann’s live stream program throughout its four-week run, even crossposting the stream on his own Facebook page.
The Magical Mystery Tour cover features the folksinger in the purple-clad studio inside the Purple Building that has been his home for the past five months. Not only is the act of playing before an empty venue something entirely foreign to Snider, a man who makes a living like a desperado riding from town-to-town and playing small theaters, but the idea of staying put for so long must have a dizzying effect.
Either way, he suppresses those emotions for a stripped-down take on The Beatles classic. Likely, if he played this in a live setting, he’d have an entire beer-soaked audience chiming in to complete the roaring chorus found on the record, but in perhaps an act of deliberate irony, he sings the song alone, reminding himself that—while he may not have an audience or a touring schedule—”all you need is love.”
Watch Todd Snider cover “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles.
Todd Snider – “All You Need Is Love” (The Beatles)
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Tune into Todd Snider’s What It Is live stream every Sunday at 11 a.m. ET from the Purple Building studio in East Nashville, TN via his Facebook page.