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Old Crow Medicine Show

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Biography All Music Guide

Group Members: Gill Landry

All Music Guide:

Mountain music revivalists Old Crow Medicine Show spin traditional folk and bluegrass yarns with a rock & roll attitude. Critter Fuqua (vocals/banjo/resonator guitar), Kevin Hayes (guitjo), Morgan Jahnig (upright bass), Ketch Secor (vocals/fiddle/harmonica/banjo), and Willie Watson (vocals/guitar/banjo) may specialize in rags, hollers, and pre-World War II blues, but they were weaned on Nirvana and Public Enemy. The quintet's members -- who are all from different states -- met in New York, hit the road, played before an impressed Doc Watson in front of a North Carolina pharmacy, and were promptly scheduled to play the folk icon's Merlefest. Old Crow Medicine Show then relocated to Nashville, where they found themselves gracing the stage at the Grand Ole Opry, opening for the likes of Dolly Parton and the Del McCoury Band, touring with Merle Haggard and Marty Stuart, and appearing on NPR's Prairie Home Companion.

They signed to Nettwerk America in 2003, began crafting their own compositions among the jug band standards and reels that had become the backbone of the group, and went into the studio to make a record with Gillian Welch's other half, guitarist David Rawlings, at the helm. Their self-titled debut, which was recorded in RCA's legendary Studio B (Elvis Presley, Waylon Jennings) as well as Woodland Sound Studios (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), arrived the following year. The group's second album, Big Iron World, was produced by Rawlings and appeared in August of 2006. The band then switched producers, going with Don Was for 2008's Tennessee Pusher. Carry Me Back, produced by Ted Hutt, was released four years later in 2012. In the summer of 2013, the band (now an octet) released the three-song EP Carry Me Back to Old Virginia, which consisted of the title track, a newly recorded version of "Ain't It Enough," and a cover of Alabama's "Dixieland Delight." Hutt returned to produce the group's 2014 effort Remedy, an album heavily influenced by folk music.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
09.19.15 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island Chicago, IL US

Activity

  • 08.27.15 Today at noon CST, OCMS will be playing a couple of songs live on @Lightning100. Tune-in to 100.1FM or stream here: http://t.co/fp3Z6NN34u
  • 08.24.15 Nashville, TN: OCMS is playing Ascend Amphitheater this Friday (8/28). Tickets are still available. Get yours here: http://t.co/WF28xpwl5C
  • 08.13.15 RT @AllEyesMedia: .@crowmedicine talks with @WSJ about their busking days in NYC before playing a sold out show with @willienelson http://t…
  • 08.12.15 RT @CelebrateBklyn: Set times for tonight! 6PM Doors Open / 7PM @crowmedicine / 8:40 PM @willienelson & Friends
  • 08.11.15 Previously unavailable merch now in the online store. Extremely limited sizes and quantities. https://t.co/7FK9btaOMy http://t.co/KiNm1qlbpz
  • 08.06.15 RT @WSMradio: We're giving away tix to see @crowmedicine @Ascend_amp on Aug. 28! Reg on our http://t.co/d5UrnHEaAs contest page! http://t.…
  • 08.03.15 RT @BorgataAC: Just two weeks until @willienelson and @crowmedicine at #BorgataFestivalPark! TIX: http://t.co/VDi1okzEPV http://t.co/Ajx9Hx…
  • 08.03.15 Get your tickets to #FarmAid30 on 9/19 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion in Chicago. Tickets on sale today! http://t.co/tbi6N4CE2A
  • 07.29.15 RT @opusoneprod: TONIGHT! @Stage_AE Outdoors @WYEP presents @crowmedicine w/ @SturgillSimpson! $38, 6:30pm, http://t.co/c6bzMBb1KB http://t…
  • 07.28.15 Happy to announce Old Crow Medicine Show will be performing at this year's #FarmAid30. https://t.co/dJAMLIXyWl
  • 07.27.15 RT @OneStopCountry: RECAP - TOLEDO, OH - Stranahan Theater welcomes @crowmedicine today - http://t.co/QEo0bw4zxG
  • 07.27.15 Due to illness @sleepyman is unable to perform at tonight's show in Toledo, OH. OCMS will do two sets. Show at 8pm. http://t.co/3C6k8GoJLt