ALL THE LABOR captures country band The Gourds' enduring brotherhood & magnetic musicianship through candid conversations, raucous performances, on-tour media interviews and reflections and insight from friends and family.
Blazing performances and candid interviews convey the life, labor and brotherhood of the Gourds, an Austin band beloved around the world for its genre-jumping music and unpretentious vibe.
...director Doug Hawes-Davis manages to turn this quintet into a dynamic symbol of hard work and friendship. Willamette Week
A fun, compelling 96 minutes - a film for both cult fans and neophytes who may only know the band from its cover of 'Gin & Juice'. Missoulian
An in-depth look at the band, with archival footage and behind-the-scenes goofiness as well as exploring the camaraderie that allows them to remain one of our town's longest-running and most-beloved acts. Austin Film Chronicles
Kevin "Shinyribs" Russell vocals, backing vocals, mandolin, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica
Jimmy Smith vocals, backing vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, percussion, harmonica, double bass
Claude Bernard accordion, electronic keyboard, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
Keith Langford drums, harmonica, backing vocals
Max Johnston vocals, backing vocals, fiddle, lap steel, mandolin, acoustic guitar, banjo