Old Crow Medicine Show

Formed 1998.
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The Old Crow Medicine Show chat with Bob

The Old Crow Medicine Show chat with Bob around a single mic in true old time fashion!

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Biography

Old Crow Medicine Show is an Americana string band based in Nashville, Tennessee. Their music has been called old-time, bluegrass, folk, and alt-country. Along with original songs, the band performs many pre-World War II blues and folk songs. Recording since 1998, they were discovered by famed bluegrass musician Doc Watson while busking outside a pharmacy in Boone, North Carolina in 2000. With an old-time string sound fueled by punk rock energy, they have influenced acts like Mumford & Sons and contributed to a revival of banjo-picking string bands playing Americana music—leading to variations on it.

The band released four studio albums—O.C.M.S. (2004), Big Iron World (2006), Tennessee Pusher (2008), and Carry Me Back (2012). Their song "Wagon Wheel", written by frontman Ketch Secor through a co-authoring arrangement with Bob Dylan, was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in April 2013 and has been covered by a number of acts, including Darius Rucker, who made the song a top 40 hit.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Carry Me Back

    Carry Me Back 2012

    Reviewed by Ninian Dunnett
    Old-time stylists make a fiery bid for the spotlight.