Old Crow Medicine Show
About Old Crow Medicine Show
Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show has influenced a generation of 21st-century roots musicians with their infectious mix of hollers, jug band favorites, and pre-rock ’n’ roll blues.
∙ The group caught their big break when bluegrass giant Doc Watson watched them busking in Boone, North Carolina, and invited them to participate in his MerleFest roots-music festival in 2000.
∙ Relocating from North Carolina to Nashville, they made their Grand Ole Opry debut in 2001, and they were inducted into the esteemed country music institution 12 years later.
∙ From 2004 to 2019, seven of their eight albums hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass chart—the only LP that missed the top spot, 2014’s Remedy, won the Best Folk Album Grammy Award.
∙ Heavily influenced by Bob Dylan, they’ve cowritten two songs with the legendary singer-songwriter, including their joyous, Platinum-certified 2004 hit, “Wagon Wheel.”
∙ Their 2008 album, Tennessee Pusher was helmed by Don Was, the Grammy Award-winning producer who’s been behind the boards for albums by Willie Nelson and The Rolling Stones.
∙ “Old Crow were the band that made me fall in love with country music,” said Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford.