“I know we don’t look like poster children for anybody’s political campaign, but we’re all about taking patriotism back for the silly and the absurd, the broken and the bleeding, the subversives and the stoned. Patriotism shouldn’t belong to the rigid structures of the airport security line or the football field. My favorite patriot is Yankee Doodle, and that guy stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni. Long, strange trip, indeed.”
Singer Todd Snider has recently addressed fans in a letter regarding a new band he has formed – The Hard Working Americans are quite simply a ‘band of friends from all across America‘, says Snider. Snider goes on to say that he formed the band because he wanted to be in a band that wanted to be great, whatever that meant.
Todd Snider is known for his off the wall lyrics and show antics, with lyrics like – “They say 92 percent of everything you learned in school was just bullshit you’ll never need”, how can you not love his music. Snider plays festivals and mingles with members of the jam band scene and with these pool of talented friends, Snider has comprised a group of – the best songwriters from the Americana world and the best musicians from the jam band scene.
Joining together, Dave Schools of Widespread Panic, Neal Casal of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Duane Trucks and Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi – Snider has formed the Hard Working Americans. Snider says,
“We aren’t a side project. When we’re together, this is our main thing. We mean to do what we’re doing. The other guys in the band told me I was in charge, so I ordered everyone to do exactly what they wanted. They wanted to play.”