Wednesday, October 8, 2014

CD/DVD Review: Hard Working Americans Take Their "First Waltz" With Live Album

American rock band, Hard Working Americans released their debut album earlier this year and took their music on the road, performing live throughout the year. On October 28th, Melvin Records/Thirty Tigers will be releasing "The First Waltz," the band's first live album and live concert rockumentary. Filmmaker Justin Kreutzmann (The Who, Grateful Dead) documented the band coming together, recording their debut album and their first-ever live performance in Boulder, CO. The DVD features interviews with members of the band and a brand new studio recording, "Come From The Heart" with Rosanne Cash.
The twelve-song album features many of the songs from the band's debut release, with a little more jamming added to the mix, beginning with the eight-minute rebel call of the "Blackland Farmer." Hard Working Americans find the jamband groove with "Another Train/Working Man Blues" and show off their boogie shuffle with "Mission Accomplished." They slow things down for the moody, but meaningful "I Don't Have A Gun" and the mellow, heartfelt delivery of "Straight To Hell." The band picks up the tempo once again with the thumping rhythm of "Stomp And Holler," before closing the show with a moving rendition of "Come From The Heart," featuring Rosanne Cash on backing vocals.
The CD and DVD will be sold together as a two disc package. To find out more about Hard Working Americans, please visit

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