Hard Working Americans | First Waltz Documentary & Live Album

Last year saw the unveiling of a new project we've really enjoyed called Hard Working Americans. The band features Todd Snider, Dave Schools, Neal Casal, Duane Trucks, Chad Staehly and Jesse Aycock and they released their debut studio effort back in January. On October 28 Hard Working Americans will release The First Waltz, both a live album and a live concert film/documentary, which will be sold together in a special two-disc package via Melvin Records/Thirty Tigers.

Filmmaker Justin Kreutzmann put together the film part of The First Waltz, which according to a press release "chronicles the band’s first collaboration, the making of their debut album and their sold-out, first-ever live performance in Boulder, CO. The band wanted to capture that first performance, as risky as that could be, and use it no matter what the outcome. Fortunately, the show was a major success, leading to a string of sold-out performances." Included in the film will be interviews with band members as well as plenty of behind-the-scenes footage.

As for The First Waltz CD, it contains a selection of songs used in the film as well as live tracks from the first HWA tour. There's also a brand new studio track, "Come From The Heart," featuring special guest Rosanne Cash. Screenings of the film are scheduled for September 16 at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville (which will be followed by a Q&A with the band and Kreutzmann) as well as at City Winery in NYC on September 20. In addition, The First Waltz will be broadcast multiple times on the Palladia cable network with the first airing scheduled for October 24 at 9 p.m. ET.

Watch the official trailer for The First Waltz:

Here's the track listing for The First Waltz:

1. “Blackland Farmer”
2. “Another Train/Working Man Blues”
3. “Play A Train Song”
4. “Mission Accomplished”
5. “Run A Mile”
6. “I Don’t Have A Gun”
7. “The Mountain Song”
8. “Straight To Hell”
9. “Stomp and Holler”
10. “Guaranteed”
11. “Wrecking Ball”
12. “Come From The Heart” (Featuring Rosanne Cash)

Check out a list of confirmed Hard Working Americans tour dates:

9/17 – Americana Music Conference – Nashville, TN
9/19 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA #
9/20 – Beacon Theater – New York, NY (Opening for TTB)
9/21 - Howard Theatre – Washington, DC #
11/11 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA %
11/12 – The Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR %
11/13 – Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA %
11/14 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA %
11/15 – Cocoanut Grove – Santa Cruz, CA %
11/16 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

# - with Todd Sheaffer of Railroad Earth
% - with The Congress

[Published on: 9/3/14]

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