The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, in partnership with Flying Saucer Presents, is pleased to welcome jam band supergroup Hard Working Americans, featuring Dave Schools and Duane Trucks, Neal Casal, Chad Staehly and celebrated singer-songwriter Todd Snider and special guest Los Colognes on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. This show is presented by WFCF 88.5 Flagler College Radio’s “Good Morning Americana.”
Tickets are on sale now!
$39.50 – General Admission Standing
Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.
In the course of popular music history, the breakthrough albums for several legendary artists were live recordings, most famously At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band, Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton, and Alive by KISS. Now four decades later, history seems poised to repeat itself with the release of We’re All In This Together, the powerful, new live album by Hard Working Americans.
Hard Working Americans is the rock sextet some journalists dubbed a “jam band supergroup” because of its high-profile lineup: bassist Dave Schools and drummer Duane Trucks, guitarist Neal Casal, keyboardist Chad Staehly, and celebrated singer-songwriter Todd Snider on lead vocals. Shortly after the release of their first album, HWA added Tulsa guitarist Jesse Aycock to the fold. “For the kind of band we are, I think this is a definitive statement for us,” Snider says of We’re All In This Together. “It captures a collective spirit, a collective muse being shared by a thousand-plus people.”
The album was recorded by monitor engineer Colin Cargile during the band’s 2016 tour in support of their second album, Rest In Chaos. Schools served as producer, as he has on all of the band’s recordings, while John Keane, the legendary producer who mixed the band’s first record, handled the mix.
Trucks, who has an encyclopedic appreciation for great live albums, says he is “stoked” about We’re All In This Together. “I think we captured what the band is trying to do live,” the drummer says. “We have the power of the songs in a live setting and have a good picture of the exploratory nature of the band. That’s what you hope for.”
“The whole reason of Hard Working Americans, and everything we’ve discovered as a band, is that we’re stronger together,” adds Schools. “We’re trying to convey that message, and I think the album artwork — the cover of the festival crowd — and the chanting of ‘we’re all in this together,’ it’s vital. It’s a message that needs to be heard and remembered.”