Union Transfer

1026 SPRING GARDEN STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 Ι 215-232-2100

Hard Working Americans

Hard Working Americans

Caroline Rose

Sat, January 25, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$22.00

This event is all ages

Feat. Todd Snider / Dave Schools of Widespread Panic / Neal Casal of The Chris Robinson Brotherhood / Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi (keys) and Duane Trucks of King Lincoln and of the Trucks family lineage.

Hard Working Americans
Hard Working Americans
What do you get when you take a batch of incredible songs, five veteran players who have never played together, with an arsenal of five musical minds working in unison to reinvent them? You get Hard Working Americans. Hard Working Americans is the self-titled debut from this new musicians’ collective, scheduled for a January 21 release on Melvin Records/Thirty Tigers. Genres meld seamlessly with the birth of this group, featuring artists from the Americana, singer/songwriter, experimental, jam and rock communities. Hard Working Americans is: Todd Snider (vox), Dave Schools of Widespread Panic (bass), Neal Casal of The Chris Robinson Brotherhood (guitars/vox), Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi (keys) and Duane Trucks (Col. Bruce Hampton) and of the Trucks family lineage (drums). See how Hard Working Americans came to be in this short in-studio EPK - http://e2.ma/click/selud/o3h16y/0g058
 
Hard Working Americans features 11 tracks written by a range of artists that include Randy Newman, Kevin Gordon, Hayes Carll, Kevn Kinney (Drivin’ ‘N Cryin’), Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Brian Henneman (The Bottle Rockets), Will Kimbrough, Tommy Womack, Kieran Kane, Chuck Mead (BR5-49), Don Herron and Frankie Miller (Elizabeth Cook). As the five band members came together, they had no idea what to expect. Snider, known more as a songwriter than interpreter of songs, would just start singing and clapping, which then set the creative ideas in motion with his new band mates. This was uncharted territory as the players had not worked together previously, but it became an uninhibited, creative and fruitful environment as their chemistry was almost instant, a very pleasant surprise. In the end, the group created fresh and uniquely original arrangements of great songs, led by Snider’s intrepid vocals and backed by a band of virtuosos. The songs were then sequenced in an order that tells a story of the everyday person, the blue-collar worker, the frustrated, the struggling, the Hard Working American.
 
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.
Caroline Rose
Having written her debut record America Religious after a lengthy series of trips traversing the backroads of the United States, it comes as no surprise that songwriter Caroline Rose and band mate Jer Coons have been constantly on the move playing venues and house concerts around the country. "The themes in the album reflect that journey," says Paste Magazine, "as each track seems to tackle a new topic and make even the most familiar themes feel fresh." Sirius XM Program Director Ari Fink says, [America Religious] "puts you in the front seat riding shotgun on a very real adventure…" Rose and Coons are proud to have had complete creative control over the record, having played nearly all the instruments, co-producing, mixing and engineering it themselves.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123