Old Crow Medicine Show is an Americana string band based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Their music has been called old-time, bluegrass, folk, and alt-country.
Along with original songs, the band performs many pre-World War II blues and folk songs. Recording since 1998,
they were discovered by famed bluegrass musician Doc Watson while busking outside a pharmacy in Boone, North Carolina in 2000.
Old-time, bluegrass, folk, alternative country, Americana
Justin Townes Earle
Mumford & Sons
banjo, resonator guitar, guitar, accordion, vocals
stand-up bass, vocals
banjo, resonator guitar, guitar, vocals
fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, vocals
fiddle, harmonica, banjo, guitar, bajo sexto, vocals
Cory Younts -
mandolin, drums, percussion, harmonica, vocals
Ben Gould stand-up bass
Matt Kinman bones, mandolin, vocals
Willie Watson guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, vocals
Did You Know
• They were formally inducted into the Grand Ole Opry at a special ceremony at
the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville on September 17, 2013
Old Crow Medicine Show Quotes
"I listened to Bob Dylan and nothing else. Nothin' but Bob for four years. It was like schooling. Every album and every
outtake of every album and every live record I could get my hands on and every show I could go see live. I was a
teenager who was really turned on to Bob."
"Ithaca and that surrounding area was a big influence on us. We wouldn't be here without a lot of the people we met
there, like Richie Stearns, the Red Hots and Mac Benford. All those old-time banjo players brought the music
from the South back up to New York, and it was kind of a hotbed."
"He's (Bob Dylan) a link to Woody Guthrie, who's a link to an even earlier form of American music history. He's...
a great doorway
for all sorts of artists because he's not just folk, or just rock... I think bands like us, Mumford and Sons,
and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings are sort of doing what he has done before, in that we take our own experiences
and observations and put them into songs made of traditional, American roots form. That form is still a
great vehicle for songs, whether the song is about love, the Iraq War or anything else."
"It takes a lot to figure out how to keep one foot in old time and one foot in all time. It's a bit of a dance
to be rooted and modern at the same time. I think we've figured out how to write those songs that sound like
they were sung by some campfire 85 years ago, but sound good blasted from the stereo of a Ford Ranchero
in a Burger King parking lot somewhere outside of Enid."