Hard Working Americans is a mission as much as a band. Loose-limbed, freak flag waving specters caper inside this freshly minted but quicksilver evolving unit where the boogie politics of Haight-Ashbury canoodle with southern muscle, blue-collar understanding, and a bold rallying cry for true American individualism, freedom and community.
“The description of church I got as a kid – a joyous celebration of life and gratitude – was nothing like the reality of it, and I feel like this band is a spiritual outlet that lives up to the description,” says lead singer, professional scallywag and People’s Preacher Todd Snider. “I feel like I’m the small part of a bigger thing. I think the deepest thing music does is make people dance and Hard Working Americans is here to make folks move.”
With a musical heritage and knowledge that connects straight back to Bob Wills, Ella FItzgerald, and Willie Nelson, Travis Linville has spent more than two decades honing his craft and earning his reputation as "a godfather of modern Oklahoma folk." As fluent with a mixing board as he is with just about any stringed instrument on earth, Linville embodies the spirit of Western music.