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Published: 2014/08/12
by Bill McAlaine

Hard Working Americans, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO- 7/23

The Hard Working Americans finished their Colorado run at the Ogden Theatre, in Denver, CO. Todd Snider has put together a very unique and eclectic group of musicians, for this new project, which includes Neil Casal (Chris Robinson) on guitar, Chad Staley (Great American Taxi) on keys, Duane Trucks on drums, and David Schools (Widespread Panic). The band is touring in support of their first, self titled album. Together they took the crowd on a musical narrative of working class America, which can best be described as Folk/Rock, through their interpretations of a variety of handpicked cover songs ranging, from original artists that include; Frankie Miller, Randy Newman, the Bottle Rockets, and Driving & Crying. One of the main highlights of the show was when Jason Isbell, who opened the show, lent his amazing skills to the two song encore; ‘Straight to Hell and ‘Play a Train Song’. Regardless of the fact that they are a relatively new band, each member’s unique background and the chemistry that they create together, conquered all expectations. If you have a chance to check them out, I would highly recommend taking part in their adventure. I anxiously look forward to seeing what the Hard Working Americans have in store for us as they continue to play and progress.

Setlist:
Run a Mile
Stomp and Holler
Mission Accomplished
Down to the Well
Welfare and Music
Shakin on it
I Don’t have a Gun
Guranteed
Mountain Song
Wrecking Ball
Another Train
Working Man Blues>Train

Encore
Straight to Hell*
Play a Train Song* *with Jason Isbell

Comments

There are 3 comments associated with this post

dc August 27, 2014, 09:21:48

and one time…at band camp…gawd

JA August 31, 2014, 15:26:12

These guys are amazing! Look fwd to seeing more of them!

Jimbo September 10, 2014, 21:48:13

What an insightful review.

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