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Hard Working Americans

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Blackland Farmer
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Another Train
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Down to the Well
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The Mountain Song
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Stomp and Holler
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Straight to Hell
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Welfare Music
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Mr. President Have Pity on the Working Man
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Run a Mile
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I Don't Have a Gun
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Wrecking Ball
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Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 45:19

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Richard Gehr

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Richard Gehr has been writing about music, culture, and travel for quite a while. He has been an editor for the Los Angeles Reader, Spin, and Sonicnet/MTV Inter...more »

01.21.14
Hard Working Americans, Hard Working Americans
2014 | Label: Melvin Records / The Orchard

Hard Working Americans marks the debut of a promising quintet fronted by agitprop singer-songwriter Todd Snider. In these muscular adaptations of 11 of Snider’s favorite songs by other artists, jam-band euphoria chafes against working-class blues; it’s a Workingman’s Dead for the new millennium. They limn a loose portrayal of a poor soul beaten down by the Great Recession and cut loose every now and again — as on “The Mountain Song,” with its Garcia-esque soloing,… read more »

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Hard Working - Easy To Love

Mike-E-Dread

Hard Working Americans is a joyous and welcome addition to my music library. A little surprising that they chose to do all covers for this first outing given that Todd Snider is such a gifted song writer. But, I can understand wanting to get together and rock out with his contemporaries. If the shoe fits…I'm already looking for concert dates to see them live - I CAN'T wait! A little bummed that the album art work isn't available as a poster on their web site but, that may change (looking for something suitable to hang in my office). Great work and hard NOT to stop listening to. I will be keeping this one on 'Play' for most of 2014 (too early to mention as one of 2014's "Best"? - I think not!) You know a great album when you hear it … and you must…hear this!