HARD WORKING AMERICANS
Saturday, May 20
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Let me explain what it’s like to summarize Rest in Chaos. What you have here is, in the first place, the book of Genesis as deftly re-conceived by Todd Snider who has been inhabited by a spirit resembling Philip K. Dick. The rest of the Hard Working Americans are under the direction (or perhaps in the thrall) of an older wiser Jimi Hendrix and a Frank Zappa no less exacting than he was when he departed. It is rock’n’roll music, past, present and future, and that’s no dream, it’s just a fact. There are moments here when the walls of Babel might be falling, there are moments when they are reinvented and every time you try to pin it down, it shows you something else. ’Rest in Chaos’ is the follow-up to Hard Working Americans’ 2014 critically-acclaimed self-titled debut release. Hard Working Americans combines the talents of Todd Snider, Widespread Panic’s Dave Schools and Duane Trucks, Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s Neal Casal, Great American Taxi’s Chad Staehly, and Jesse Aycock Their self-titled debut reached #1 on the iTunes Rock chart, and #1 on the Americana Radio chart where it stayed in the Top 5 for 13 weeks. Previous coverage from Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR’s Fresh Air, American Songwriter, the Huffington Post, Popmatters, CMT Edge, and Culture Magazine. Hard Working Americans has performed on Conan, World Cafe, Palladia, and more. Full national publicity campaign kicked off February 2016 - led by Jackie Marushka at Shore Fire Media • National AAA / Americana Radio campaign with focus track “Opening Statement” to launch March 23rd.
ABOUT DOMINION RIVERROCK
What better way to celebrate the Richmond riverfront than at the nation’s largest outdoor sports and music festival?! Dominion Energy Riverrock, organized by Sports Backers and Venture Richmond Events LLC, puts the James River and downtown Richmond on display. From music to mud pits, bikes to beer, SUPs to pups, and climbing to kayaks, it’s uniquely RVA! Rock the day and night away, watch professional athletes thrill the crowd, and maybe even get a little dirty yourself. This isn’t your typical festival, but we’re not your typical town!
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