Hard Working Americans

Hard Working Americans’ self-titled release


Hard Working Americans is the self-titled debut from a new musicians’ collective.  The band Hard Working Americans features artists from the Americana, singer/songwriter, experimental, jam and rock communities, comprising:

Todd Snider (vox) alt.country singer/songwriter

Dave Schools of Widespread Panic (bass)

Neal Casal of The Chris Robinson Brotherhood and The Cardinals (guitars/vox)

Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi (keys) and

Duane Trucks of Col. Bruce Hampton’s school of music and Trucks family lineage (drums)


Hard Working Americans, which is set for release on 21 January 2014, features eleven tracks written by a range of artists that include Randy Newman, Lucinda Williams, Kevin Gordon, Hayes Carll, Kevin Kinney (Drivin’ ‘N Cryin’), Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings, Brian Henneman (The Bottle Rockets), Will Kimbrough, Tommy Womack, Kieran Kane, Chuck Mead (BR5-49), Don Herron and Frankie Miller (Elizabeth Cook).

Hard Working Americans was produced by Dave Schools and Todd Snider.  Special guests include John Popper and John Keane.  The album was recorded at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios is San Rafael CA, mastered by Bob Ludwig and mixed by John Keane.

Track Listing
“Blackland Farmer” by Frankie Miller [on Elizabeth Cook’s Welder (2010)]
“Another Train” by Will Kimbrough on Americanitis (2006)
“Down To The Well” by Kevin Gordon & Lucinda Williams on Down To The Well (2005)
“The Mountain Song” by Kieran Kane, Chad Jeffers, Sean Locke on Shadows On The Ground (2010)
“Stomp And Holler” by Hayes Carll on KMAG YOYO (2011)
“Straight To Hell” by Kevn Kinney/Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ on Mystery Road (2007)
“Welfare Music” by Brian Henneman & S. Taylor/The Bottle Rockets on The Brooklyn Side (1995)
“Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man)” By Randy Newman on Good Old Boys (1974)
“Run A Mile” by Don Herron & Chuck Mead /BR5-49 on Tangled In The Pines (2004)
“I Don’t Have A Gun” by Will Kimbrough & Tommy Womack on Godsend (2003)
“Wrecking Ball” by David Rawlings & Gillian Welch on Soul Journey (2003)





Hard Working Americans’ self-titled release



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Author: Rob Dickens

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