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Band members listed Left to Right (Photo Credit: Crackerfarm)

CHARLIE WORSHAM | Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
JOE ANDREWS | Pedal Steel, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Dobro
MORGAN JAHNIG | Upright Bass
KETCH SECOR | Fiddle, Harmonica, Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
CORY YOUNTS | Mandolin, Keyboards, Drums, Vocals
(not pictured) CRITTER FUQUA | Slide Guitar, Banjo, Guitar, Vocals

 

Old Crow Medicine Show started busking on street corners in 1998 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 invited the band to play at his festival, MerleFest, helping to launch their career. Shortly thereafter the band was hired to entertain crowds between shows at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.

It’s been over twenty years since these humble beginnings. The band has gone on to receive the honor of being inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry, and have won two Grammy Awards: “Best Folk Album” forRemedy (2014) and “Best Long Form Music Video” for Big Easy Express (2013). Additionally, their classic single, “Wagon Wheel”, received the RIAA’s Platinum certification in 2013 for selling over 1,000,000 copies.

Old Crow Medicine Show has toured the world playing renowned festivals and venues such as:  Bonnaroo, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Cambridge Folk Festival, Coachella, London’s Roundhouse, The Ryman Auditorium, The Barclays Center, New Orleans Jazz Fest, The Fox Theater Atlanta, The Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Summerstage in Central Park NYC, Forecastle, the Newport Folk Festival, and several appearances on A Prairie Home Companion. They’ve toured with artists such as Willie Nelson & Family, Brandi Carlile, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, John Prine, The Avett Brothers and others. The band also took part in the historic Railroad Revival Tour, traveling from California to New Orleans on a vintage train, which was captured in the Emmet Malloy directed documentary, Big Easy Express.

Old Crow Medicine Show now has six studio albums to their name, three of which were released by Nettwerk Records – O.C.M.S. (2004) and Big Iron World (2006) produced by David Rawlings, and Tennessee Pusher(2008) produced by Don Was. In 2012, ATO Records released the Ted Hutt produced, Carry Me Back, on which the band continued to craft classic American roots music and Remedy (2014), also produced by Ted Hutt.

Old Crow Medicine Show was signed to Columbia in 2017 and immediately delivered a full-length tribute to Boy Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde, entitled 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde.  During the same year, Nettwerk also released a Best Of Old Crow Medicine Show compilation.  A year later, the band released the Dave Cobb produced Volunteer via Columbia.  The band’s upcoming and latest release Live At The Ryman, will be released on October 4th on Columbia Records via The Orchard.

Concert DVD

Big Easy Express – Released June 26th, 2012;  Director – Emmett Malloy (Won “Best Long Form Music Video” Grammy Award in 2013)

Live at the Orange Peel and Tennessee Theatre – Released August 18, 2009; Executive Producer/Director – Lee Tucker

Albums

Volunteer (Columbia Records Nashville) Release date April 20th 2018, Produced by Dave Cobb

50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde (Columbia Records Nashville) Release date April 28th 2017

Best Of Old Crow Medicine Show (Nettwerk Records) Release date February 10th 2017, various producers

Remedy (ATO Records) Release date July 1st 2014, Produced by Tedd Hutt

Carry Me Back To Virginia EP (ATO Records) – Release date August 6th 2013, Produced by Tedd Hutt

Carry Me Back (ATO Records) – Release date July 17th, 2012, Produced by Ted Hutt

Tennessee Pusher (Nettwerk) – Release date September 23, 2008, Produced by Don Was

Big Iron World (Nettwerk) – Release date August 29, 2006, Produced by David Rawlings

O.C.M.S. (Nettwerk) – Release date February 10, 2004, Produced by David Rawlings

LIVE (Blood Donor Records) – 2003, recorded live at the Station Inn, Nashville, TN

Eutaw (Blood Donor Records) – 2001

Greetings From Wawa (Blood Donor Records) – 2000

Misc. Recordings

Troubles Up and Down the Road (self-released) 2001

The Webcor Sessions (self-released) 2003

“Minglewood Blues” Bonnaroo, Vol. 2 (Sanctuary Records) 2003

“We’re All In This Together” TransAmerica: Motion Picture Soundtrack, (Nettwerk Records) 2006

“Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)” Song of America (Thirty Tigers) 2007

“Angel From Montgomery” Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, (Oh Boy Records) 2010

“Wabash Cannonball” Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys: Back at the Quonset Hut, (Ramseur Records) 2012

“It’s All Over Now” Marley’s Ghost: Jubilee (Sage Arts) 2012

“Howdi Do” & “Union Maid” Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center, (Legacy Recordings) 2013

“Back Home Again” The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver, (ATO Records) 2013

“Dixieland Delight” High Cotton: Tribute to Alabama, (Lightning Rod Records) 2013

“Marching Through Georgia” United & Divided: Songs of the Civil War, (ATO Records) 2013

“Short Life of Trouble” Man of Constant Sorrow: Ralph Stanely & Friends (Cracker Barrel) 2014

“Tiger Rag” Still The King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills (Bismeaux Records) 2014

“Tiger Rag” Still The King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills (Bismeaux Records) 2015

Press Quotes

“I really love the Old Crow Medicine Show”
Emmylou Harris (Richmond Times – Dispatch)

“One of the greatest bands that A Prairie Home Companion has ever had the pleasure to host.”
Garrison Keillor

“I’m really into this band…their live show is amazing and the album OCMS is really special.”
Norah Jones (MOJO)

“The twentysomethings in Old Crow Medicine Show marry old-time string music and punk swagger.”
Rolling Stone (2004)

Television And FIlm

Austin City Limits • Late Night with Conan O’Brien (NBC) • Garrison Keillor’s New Year’s Eve Special(PBS)

Transamerica  (two songs in film and on soundtrack) • The Edge of Country one hour special (GAC) • Later with Jools Holland (BBC)

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC) • The Marty Stuart Show (RFD) • TV Guide Channel feature

Grand Ole Opry Live (CMT/GAC) • American Roots Music series (PBS) • WGN-TV Morning Show (Chicago)

Radio

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor • Grand Ole Opry • All Things Considered • Morning Edition

Mountain Stage • Sirius Satellite • XM Satellite • WSM Live from the Ryman • World Café

Performance Highlights

Railroad Revival Tour • Red Rocks Amphitheatre • Central Park’s SummerStage • Hollywood Bowl • New Orleans Jazz Festival

Coachella • Telluride Bluegrass Festival • Bonnaroo Music Festival • Newport Folk Festival • Cambridge Folk Festival (UK) • Dollywood

Country Music Hall of Fame (Induction ceremony for Emmylou Harris and Ernest “Pop” Stoneman)

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