Todd Snider: Danger, Sober Man at Work
Both bands are stellar. Hard Working Americans has an all-star lineup: Neal Casals (Chris Robinson Brotherhood); Chad Staehly (Great American Taxi); Dave Schools (Widespread Panic); and Duane Trucks. They will drop an album in January, most likely on Snider's label. Snider describes them as a Southern rock band.
"These guys are all so great, and all I do is sing, so it's easier for me to brag on them than if I was playing, you know," he shrugs.
But the Bulldogs aren't exactly lacking in talent either, with country vixen Elizabeth Cook front and center sharing vocals with Snider and Bobby Bare Jr. whanging away on his guitar. The band has already released a single as part of a benefit and an album is in the works.
For his current tour, Snider is traveling solo.
"I'm really in to the Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Woody Guthrie kind of thing right now," he explains. "I'll have a guitar, mandolin, and banjo and I'll tell some stories, read some poems, sing some songs, just mix it all up and hope folks enjoy it," he explains. "There's a lot less structure involved in a show like this than when I'm out with a band. I can just let it all hang out there and be me."
Todd Snider performs at Main Street Crossing, 111 W. Main in Tomball on Monday, October 28.
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