The Rock Super Group: Hard Working Americans

Written by on June 16, 2015

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The Rock Super Group: Hard Working Americans

Hard Working Americans is an American rock super group that formed in 2013. The band consists of singer Todd Snider, bassist Dave Schools from Widespread Panic, Neal Casal of Chris Robinson Brotherhood, on guitar and vocals, Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi on keyboards and Duane Trucks, younger brother Derek on drums. Their debut performance was December 20, 2013 at a benefit for Colorado Flood Relief. Their self-titled debut album Hard Working Americans was recorded in 2013. It is composed entirely of cover songs from artists ranging from Randy Studios to Drivin N Cryin. The album was released on January 1, 2014 on Thirty Tigers/Melvin Records.

They feel as if it is a mission as much as a band. Loose-limbed, freak flag waving specters caper inside this freshly minted quicksilver evolving unit where the boogie politics of Haight-Ashbury canoodle with southern muscle, blue-collar understanding, and a bold rallying cry for true American individualism, freedom and community. Part of their mission is shining a light on the folks that get missed in the modern shuffle, and the way the guys crawl inside the songs brings each song to vibrant incarnation, a process that only accelerated more intensity once they took this bohemian revival on the road, something happily evident on the upcoming concert film and live album.

From the beginning they all agreed to serve the songs and not do some rote bar band covers. The idea was to deconstruct the songs down to their essence and then build them up as a group. Hard Working Americans gelled quickly which helped the transition to original music really easy. The clear flow and friendship is easy to see, and the gravity of what they are doing develops a stronger, more irresistible pull the longer they serve this mission. When music becomes religious it doesn’t need to be a show, it can be a real experience, where the gathering before and hang afterwards is all that matters to the whole thing.

Hard Working Americans are hitting the road for their High Up On It tour! The band will visit 16-cities in August of 2015. Visit “http://thehardworkingamericans.com/” to buy a ticket to one of their shows! If you love their famous cover music just as much as we do, then make sure to tune in to Deep Jams live stream of awesome music to hear them and many other tremendous musicians!

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