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Hard Working Americans

  • Hard Working Americans [Melvin, 2014] **
  • The First Waltz [Melvin, 2014] **

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Hard Working Americans [Melvin, 2014]
Hard-headed songs about hard work are hard to find ("Stomp and Holler," "Blackland Farmer") **

The First Waltz [Melvin, 2014]
Seven protest songs from their studio album take on heft and emotional focus as boogieing Allmans-style jams that also stretch them too far past the limitations of all involved ("Blackland Farmer," "I Don't Have a Gun") **