Remedy by the Old Crow Medicine Show is not just bluegrass, not just "newgrass." it entertaining music. It keeps you company while you're driving the road. Sometimes they tell you sad tragic stories, like on "Firewater." Sometimes they tell you stories about old times, like on "Doc's Day." Sometimes they tell you stories about down and out characters like on "Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer." Sometimes they preach a little, like on "Mean Enough World." But every bit of it is delivered in good spirits and good intentions. And it's all wrapped up in a fairly traditional bluegrass delivery which gives you hope for the genre.
I'm adding "Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer, "Sweet Amarillo," "Mean Enough World," "Brave Boys," and "Doc's Day."
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About the Old Crow Medicine Show, from the bio:
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Kevin Hayes - Guitjo and Vocals
Cory Younts - Mandolin, Keyboards, Drums and Vocals
Critter Fuqua - Slide Guitar, Banjo, Guitar and Vocals
Chance McCoy - Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Vocals
Ketch Secor - Fiddle, Harmonica, Banjo and Vocals
Gill Landry - Slide Guitar, Banjo and Vocals
Morgan Jahnig - Upright Bass
On September 17th, 2013 Old Crow Medicine Show received the great honor of being inducted as the newest members of the historic Grand Ole Opry. Other highlights from the year included winning the Grammy Award for "Best Long Form Music Video" for the film Big Easy Express, and having their classic single, "Wagon Wheel", receive the RIAA's Platinum certification for selling over 1,000,000 copies.
The band got its' start busking on street corners in New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He immediately invited the band to play at his MerleFest, helping to launch their career. Shortly thereafter the band relocated to Nashville for a residency at the Grand Ole Opry, where they entertained the crowd between shows.
It's been nearly fifteen years since these humble beginnings, and the band has gone on to tour the world, sell over 800,000 albums, become frequent guests on A Prairie Home Companion, and play renowned festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, and the Newport Folk Festival.
In 2011 Old Crow found themselves embarking on the historic Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford and Sons, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. This tour had the bands riding a vintage train from California to New Orleans, playing shows along the way. The magic of this musical excursion across America's vast landscape is captured in the Emmet Malloy directed documentary, Big Easy Express.
Old Crow Medicine Show now have four studio albums to their name, three of which were released by Nettwerk Records - O.C.M.S and Big Iron World produced by David Rawlings, and Tennessee Pusher produced by Don Was. On their newest album, Carry Me Back, Old Crow continue to craft classic American roots music while pushing themselves in new directions. Carry Me Back, released by ATO Records and produced by Ted Hutt, represents a new stretch of road in the timeless journey of a rambling string band.