Artist of The Day: Old Crow Medicine Show

posted by Shane German on 06/21/2019

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Old Crow Medicine Show is an Americana string band based in Nashville, Tennessee that spins traditional folk and bluegrass yarns with a rock & roll attitude. Since forming in the late '90s, the band has released six acclaimed studio albums, including 2014's “Remedy,” which took home the Grammy Award for Best Folk Album. They have been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry Hall of Fame, toured with Merle Haggard and Marty Stuart, played on NPR's Prairie Home Companion, and logged multiple appearances at high-profile festivals like Bonnaroo, MerleFest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and Newport Folk Festival. Bluegrass musician Doc Watson discovered the band while its members were busking outside a pharmacy in Boone, North Carolina, in 2000. With an old-time string sound fueled by punk rock energy, it has influenced acts like Mumford & Sons and contributed to a revival of banjo-picking string bands playing Americana music — leading to variations on it.

Most recently, coinciding with Old Crow Medicine Show's 20th anniversary, they released their sixth album in 2018, “Volunteer.”

Old Crow Medicine Show is performing a sold out show at the Frederik Meijer Gardens tonight at 7pm.

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