Hard Working Americans | Snider, Schools, Casal, Staely And Trucks

By Scott Bernstein Sep 19, 2013 8:30 am PDT

Singer/songwriter Todd Snider has been hard at work putting together a band to create a studio album featuring songs written by a wide range of artists. Hard Working Americans finds Snider joined by 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 of King Lincoln and of the Trucks family lineage (drums) according to press release announcing the new project.

Hard Working Americans will release their self-titled debut album on January 21 via Melvin Records/Thirty Tigers. The 11-track album features songs penned by Randy Newman, Lucinda Williams, Kevin Gordon, Hayes Carll, Kevn Kinney (Drivin’ ‘N Cryin’), Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings, Brian Henneman (The Bottle Rockets), Will Kimbrough, Tommy Womack, Kieran Kane, Chuck Mead (BR5-49), Don Herron and Frankie Miller (Elizabeth Cook). Schools and Snider produced the release, which was recorded at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios, and includes special guests John Popper and John Keane. According to the press release, the band expects to hit the road early next year.

Watch a mini-documentary about the project:

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