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Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show

© Nettwerk Records

Description of Old Crow Medicine Show's Music:

Contemporary folk, indie folk, Americana, bluegrass

Comparisons:

Old Crow Medicine Show are part of a new wave of Americana artists who pull strongly from traditional folk and old school country music, blending it with more current styles like punk and indie rock. Similar bands like the Felice Brothers, Avett Brothers, and Langhorne Slim and the War Eagles may interest fans of OCMS, and vice versa.

Old Crow Medicine Show Line-up:

Kevin Hayes – Guitjo and Vocals
Ketch Secor – Fiddle, Harmonica, Banjo and Vocals
Morgan Jahnig – Upright Bass
Willie Watson – Guitar, Banjo and Vocals
Gill Landry – Slide Guitar, Banjo and Vocals

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Old Crow Medicine Show Biography:

Old Crow Medicine Show formed in New York City in 1998 and wasted no time hitting the road to take their 5-piece envelope-pushing Americana music around the country. Pulling from traditional folk and bluegrass, melding it together with an indie rock and punk flavor, OCMS quickly won over fans at clubs and festivals across the U.S.

They moved to North Carolina for a spell, where they met and impressed singer-songwriter legend Doc Watson and were consequently invited to play at MerleFest—one of contemporary folk and bluegrass music's largest annual festivals. Soon, they moved to Nashville and started performing with folk and country legends like Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard, gracing the airwaves on A Prairie Home Companion, and performing at the Grand Ole Opry.

They inked a deal with New England-based Nettwerk Records in 2003 and went to work on their self-titled debut album with producer and guitar master David Rawlings (Gillian Welch, David Rawlings Machine). Since then, they've continued their tireless touring and have performed at most of the major music festivals in North America, including Bonnaroo, JazzFest, Telluride, and several others. They've been featured on Austin City Limits, Later with Jools Holland, and had two songs on the soundtrack for the Academy Award-nominated film TransAmerica.

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