Hard Working Americans’ ‘The First Waltz’ makes Boulder premiere Friday

By Alan Crandall

The Hard Working Americans’ rockumentary, “The First Waltz,” will make its Boulder premiere on Friday, Jan. 23.

The film chronicles the formation of Hard Working Americans (HWA) and their debut concert, held at the Boulder Theater

The band consists of Todd Snider, Dave Schools of Widespread Panic, Neal Casal of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Duane Trucks, Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi and Jesse Aycock.

It is fitting that the Boulder premiere will be on the big screen at very venue where much of the footage was filmed.  The movie documents the band’s beginning, captured by filmmaker Justin Kreutzmann.

As Second Story Garage host Quentin Young writes about HWA, “The members went together like red and white stripes on a flag. It’s a sign of their musical success that the highlights of the movie are the extensive sequences from the sold-out Boulder Theater show.”

In addition to “The First Waltz,” the Boulder Theater will screen the documentary “Scramblevision” a movie that follows the exploits of performance artist Keith “Scramble” Campbell.

The Boulder Theater website contains a note of caution: “Please note this is the PREMIERE screening of ‘The First Waltz’ and HWA will not be performing.”

Doors open at 7 p.m. Friday and the screening starts at 8.

For more info visit bouldertheater.com.

For additional photos from HWS’ last visit to Colorado visit the Prairie Mountain Music Blog.

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