Known for their mix of folk, old-time and alternative country music, Old Crow Medicine Show is a string band that has been recording in Nashville, Tenn., since 1998. They perform original music interspersed with blues and folk songs from the pre-World War II era. They have released 11 studio albums, with 6 of them landing at No. 1 on the US Bluegrass charts, six of them ranking in the Billboard Top 200, and one of them, their album Remedy, winning the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album. In 2013, Old Crow Medicine Show was given the honor of being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, and they received the 2013 American Music Association Trailblazer Award. They are trailblazers and have been the inspiration for bands such as Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.
Old Crow Medicine Show: From Busking to the Big Time
The Old Crow Medicine Show got their start busking on corners to get their music out there. One day they were busking at Boone Drug, a pharmacy located in Boone, N.C. It was the same corner on King Street that Doc Watson, a folk-country legend, had played on in the 1950s. Doc Watson's daughter heard them playing and was sure her father would be impressed by their sound and talent. At this point, her father was blind, so she led him over to hear them perform. They played the song "Oh, My Little Darling," an old-time song that is well known. Doc was very impressed, saying they almost had him crying they sang it so well, and he offered them the opportunity to perform at his annual MerlefFest Music Festival held in Wilkesboro, N.C. That chance to perform at the festival changed their lives and helped them break into mainstream music.
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How long is a normal Old Crow Medicine Show concert?
An Old Crow Medicine Show concert is normally one and a half to two hours.
Where is Old Crow Medicine Show playing?
Old Crow Medicine Show has upcoming tour dates all over the US, including upcoming shows in Detroit, Michigan, Black Mountain, North Carolina, and Nashville, Tennessee.
What does an Old Crow Medicine Show setlist look like?
Old Crow Medicine Show likes to mix in some traditional covers such as "Raise a Ruckus," "Tear It Down" and "Cocaine Habit" with their own original music. Some of the original music you can expect to hear includes "Tell It To Me," "Child of the Mississippi," "Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer," "Whiskey Before Breakfast" and "Next Go 'Round."
Who are the members of Old Crow Medicine Show?
Over the years, Old Crow Medicine Show has had several lineup changes. The current lineup includes Ketch Secor on vocals, fiddle and guitar; Jow Andrews on pedal steel, banjo and mandolin; Critter Fuqua on slide guitar and banjo; Morgan Jahnig on upright bass; Charlie Worsham on guitar and banjo; and Cory Younts on mandolin, drums and keyboards. Former members include Ben Gould, Kevin Hayes, Matt Kinman, Gill Landry, Chance McCoy and Willie Watson.
Where did the name Old Crow Medicine Show come from?
Lead singer Ketch Secor says the name was one he thought of and wrote in his journal. He liked using O.C.M.S. as a moniker, and he also wanted a name that reflected the old-time music he loved and also made it seem like the guys playing the music were older guys instead of teenagers.
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