Okay, one more...my favorite OCMS song
Members of OCMS met in New York, eventually trekked down south where they were discovered by a grandfather of bluegrass and now call Nashville their home. Supposedly (and I've heard many versions of this story) Old Crow were busking on the streets of North Carolina when a young gal warned them it'd be worth their to play just a bit longer. The young gal brought her father over to listen. The father ended up being Doc Watson, a folk-country legend, who immediately signed the band to play the upcoming MerleFest. The band is most known for their biggest single to date, "Wagon Wheel." Not too many know that the song was originally written by Bob Dylan for a soundtrack that was never released. Old Crow received permission to bluegrasserize Dylan's version (yes, they cover the Rolling Stones and Guthrie too!) which, in combination with their infectious tempos and energy, led to performances at Bonnaroo, the Grand Ole Opry, Telluride Bluegrass, New Orleans Jazz and more. Not only are they talented in bluegrass and have all the bluegrass legends on their side, but their individual names couldn't be more perfect with members like Ketch Secor (vocals, fiddle, harmonica), Willy Watson (vocals, guitar) and Critter Fuqua...I'm serious.
OCMS is gearing to release their new album, Tennessee Pusher, from Nettwerk Records which can be pre-ordered now from their site. In support of the new album, OCMS are also on tour and tickets for the lucky Colorado folk go on sale at 10am today for their show at the Boulder Theater on November 20th! The rumored single from the new album is "Caroline" - enjoy!
Old Crow Medicine Show - Caroline