All songs written by Grant Langston.
Grant Langston – guitars, mandolin, piano and vocals
Tony Horkins – drums
Josh Fleeger – bass
Larry Marciano – lead guitar, acoustic, banjo
Produced by Paul Q. Kolderie.
“For the record Working Until I Die, Grant Langston teamed up with producer extraordinaire Paul Q. Kolderie (Uncle Tupelo, Radiohead, Hole) to craft a collection of Americana and Honky Tonk that’s long on hard edge and short on humor.
“In many of past records there’s a through-line of fun and humor. This material was mostly created in the midst of personal stuff and an economic meltdown. I didn’t sit down to write about these issues, but it just imposed itself on the attitude of the work. In fact, I didn’t even realise it until I was working on the sequence for the record. It’s serious stuff.”
The arrangements run the gamut from horn-laced rhythm and blues (“Along For The Ride”), to driving roots rock (“Try Me”) to Langston’s signature honky tonk country (“She Don’t Have a Clue”). “Whatever songs I brought in ran through Paul’s rock and roll sensibilities and together I think we’ve really evolved what I do.” The first single and video is “Trouble Knows.”
The record was funded by a campaign on the artistic fundraiser site Kickstarter. “A small group of pre-buyers even came into the studio with us and sang some gang vocal parts. Check out ‘Little Less Fun.’ I think it came out great!” Langston says.