Biography

(left to right)
Kevin Hayes - Guitjo and Vocals
Cory Younts - Mandolin, Keyboards, Drums and Vocals
Critter Fuqua - Slide Guitar, Banjo, Guitar and Vocals
Chance McCoy - Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Vocals
Ketch Secor - Fiddle, Harmonica, Banjo and Vocals
Gill Landry - Slide Guitar, Banjo and Vocals
Morgan Jahnig - Upright Bass

On September 17th, 2013 Old Crow Medicine Show received the great honor of being inducted as the newest members of the historic Grand Ole Opry. Other highlights from the year included winning the Grammy Award for "Best Long Form Music Video" for the film Big Easy Express, and having their classic single, "Wagon Wheel", receive the RIAA's Platinum certification for selling over 1,000,000 copies. 

The band 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 Newport Folk Festival. 

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. 

Old Crow Medicine Show now have five 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. In 2012 Old Crow released Carry Me Back, on which they continued to craft classic American roots music while pushing themselves in new directions. The band's newest album, Remedy, released by ATO Records and produced by Ted Hutt represents a new stretch of road in the timeless journey of a rambling string band.

                                                                         

Career Highlights

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

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

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

"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

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)

“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.” 
Rolling Stone

 

Awards

Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video • Americana Music Association Trailblazer Award

Television and Film

Austin City LimitsLate 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 OpryAll Things ConsideredMorning 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)