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Hard Working American get ready to work

Monday, June 1, 2015 – Hard Working Americans will return in August for a summer tour, following a brief hiatus to tend to their regular gigs.

The band features vocalist Todd Snider, bassist Dave Schools, guitarist Neal Casal, keyboardist Chad Staehly, guitarist Jesse Aycock and drummer Duane Trucks.

Formed in 2013, the band released its self-titled debut album in January 2014. In October, the band released "The First Waltz," a live album and live concert rockumentary film that chronicles the band's first collaboration, the making of their debut album and their sold-out, first-ever live performance in Boulder, Col. from filmmaker Justin Kreutzmann.

Hard Working Americans is currently putting the final touches on a new album to be released in early 2016.

Tour dates are:
Aug. 13 - Richmond, VA - The National %
Aug. 14 - Scranton, PA- The Peach Music Festival
Aug. 15 - Wellston, MI - Hoxeyville Music Festival
Aug. 16 - Columbus, OH - Park Street Saloon #
Aug. 18 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre @
Aug. 19 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater @
Aug. 20 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre **
Aug. 21 - Asheville, NC - New Mountain Amphitheater **
Aug. 22 - Chattanooga, TN - Southern Brewers Festival
Aug. 23 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City **
Aug. 25 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House #
Aug. 26 - Fayetteville, AR - George's Majestic Lounge @
Aug. 27 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom @
Aug. 28 - Kansas City, MO - The Madrid Theatre @
Aug. 29 - Nederland, CO - NedFest
Aug. 30 - Durango, CO - Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College

% with Aquarium Rescue Unit
# with The Steepwater Band
@ with Turbo Fruits
** with Elizabeth Cook

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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