(left to right)
Kevin Hayes - Guitjo and Vocals
Critter Fuqua - Slide Guitar, Banjo, Guitar and Vocals
Ketch Secor - Fiddle, Harmonica, Banjo and Vocals
Morgan Jahnig - Upright Bass
Chance McCoy - Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Vocals
Gill Landry - Slide Guitar, Banjo and Vocals
Old Crow Medicine Show 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 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. In November of 2011 Old Crow's classic single, "Wagon Wheel", received the RIAA's Gold certification for selling over 500,000 copies.
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. In 2013 Old Crow Medicine Show, along with Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, won the Grammy Award for "Best Long Form Music Video" for the film.
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.
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
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
“Angel From Montgomery” Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, (Oh Boy Records) 2010
“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.”
“I’m really into this band…their live show is amazing and the album OCMS is really special.”
Norah Jones (MOJO)
“It’s so extraordinary to hear a band where there are three good singers; their harmonies remind me of the Dead or the Band.”
Gillian Welch (MOJO)
“The twentysomethings in Old Crow Medicine Show marry old-time string music and punk swagger.”
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) • TV Guide Channel feature • Grand Ole Opry Live (CMT/GAC) • American Roots Music series (PBS) • WGN-TV Morning Show (Chicago)
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
Railroad Revival Tour • 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)