“A touch of the sinister and a lot of relatable desperation mark this song.” – Americana Highways
DAVENPORT, IA (December 15, 2022) – Logan Springer & the Wonderfully Wild announces the release of their Americana Rock single, “Greenbacks and Gold” on January 25. It’s off the album “Crow” due out March 3. A take on the anti-work movement, the song revolves around the idea of no longer dedicating your life to working for “the man” without being able to get ahead or partaking in the fruits of one’s labor.
“Greenbacks and Gold” tells the story of a blue-collar strip mine/gravel pit worker who is fed up with breaking his back for the profits of “The Man” who only takes from his town and keeps the workers on the verge of destitution. Romanticizing stickin’ it to the man, the narrator plans to rob the bank the strip mine uses to hold their profits. Springer says, “Growing up, I heard a lot of conversations like this; a lot of laborers are disillusioned by working their lives away for a big corporation but realized they have no other options.”
“Greenbacks and Gold” centers itself amongst the seasonal imagery and rural Midwest landscapes that can be found on the album. “Crow” navigates life in an uncertain world, telling the untold stories of rural, blue-collar life – the real problems Springer, his family, and neighbors have had.
Crow extends the theme of misunderstood animals that first occurred on Springer’s solo album, “Coyote – ‘kī-yōte.” Crows are thought to be dirty, trash birds when, in reality, they are incredibly intelligent and capable of learning. Springer says, “Your typical country song is like the social media of music; it only shows the good parts. I want to show what life out in the middle is really like, without all of the polish.”
The band recorded the album at Flat Black, a studio built in a 100-year-old barn on a farmstead in rural Iowa, as an homage to Springer’s home growing up.
Crow Track Listing
- All Lies
- High Plains Wind
- Greenbacks and Gold
- Headed Through Hell
- The Rough
- Can’t Complain
- Through the Blinds
- Ballin’ the Jack
About Logan Springer & the Wonderfully Wild
In 2021 Logan Springer released his debut album, “Coyote – – ‘kī-yōte.” Since that release, he’s expanded a full band with The Wonderfully Wild. The current lineup includes Ben Schwind (bass guitar, backing vocals), Murray Lee Rice (piano, organ, guitar), and Tom Swanson (lead guitar, backing vocals). The band has opened for Mike and the Moonpies, Alex Williams, and The Ghost of Paul Revere.
Feb 3 – KJ’s Hideaway, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Feb 4 – The Lift, Dubuque, IA
March 3 – Redstone Room – Davenport, IA (Album Release Show)
March 11 – Wildwood Saloon – Iowa City, IA (Album Release Show)
April 1 – Stable Music Hall, Bloomington
April 7 – Fox Den Motel – Dubuque, IA doors @ 7:00
May 5 – The Village Theatre – Davenport, IA @ 7:00
June 3 – Food Truck Fight – Galena, IL @ 2:30pm
Praise for “Greenbacks & Gold”
“Its chorus will be quickly recorded in your memory, in addition, those raw guitar riffs with their just distortion will catch your ears.” -Zone Nights