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    Old Crow Medicine Show

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    Genre:Country, Ethnic/Folk
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    Humdinger lyrics
    2Goodbye Booze lyrics
    3Take 'em Away lyrics
    4Highway Halo lyrics
    5Shit Creek lyrics
    6Lift Him Up lyrics
    7Crazy Eyes lyrics
    8Cc Rider lyrics
    9Mississippi Saturday Night lyrics
    10Ways Of Man lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    O.C.M.S. [2004]
    2Eutaw [2001]
    Big Iron World [2006]
    4Remedy [2014]
    Carry Me Back [2012]
    Old Crow Medicine Show [2006]
    Tennessee Pusher [2008]


    From busking in the streets of Nashville to headlining the historic Ryman Auditorium, Old Crow Medicine Show (OCMS) have come full circle playing their own brand of American roots music with a rock and roll attitude. The quintet met in New York state and hit the road, traveling city to city in a van and eventually settling for a year in North Carolina, where they ran into a bit of good fortune while playing in front of a local pharmacy to an impressed Doc Watson; the folk icon promptly scheduled the band to play at his MerleFest.

    Soon after, OCMS relocated to Nashville and found themselves gracing the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, opening for Dolly Parton, touring with Merle Haggard and regularly appearing on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion. They caught the attention of Nettwerk Records in 2003 and signed on to release their debut album O.C.M.S, which they recorded at RCA's legendary Studio B and Woodland Sound Studio with producer/guitarist David Rawlings (Gillian Welch, Robyn Hitchcock) at the helm. O.C.M.S was released in 2004 to critical acclaim; the New Yorker said of the album, "Heartbreaking, plunky ballads and unfastened fiddle tunes charged with youthful vigor," while the Village Voice predicted, "Fame will soon lift her skirt for the band."

    Their sophomore album, Big Iron World, was released in August 2006 and combined traditional American standards (including Woody Guthrie's 'Union Maid') with OCMS originals that blended American roots, folk, blues, gospel, bluegrass and a little bit of gritty rock. Again produced by Rawlings, the album caught the attention of critics from Billboard to Vanity Fair and the first single, a cover of the Rolling Stones' 'Down Home Girl,' quickly became the #2 most added song at Triple A radio. Combined, the two albums have gone on to sell over 200,000 units.

    Much of OCMS' success can be attributed to their relentless touring schedule. Between headlining shows and countless festivals (Bonnaroo, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival, etc), the band is constantly on the road and thrives off of their fans and live shows.

    OCMS--Critter Fuqua, Kevin Hayes, Morgan Jahnig, Ketch Secor, and Willie Watson--have made a name for themselves as energetic performers with an infectious spirit. Not only have they enjoyed success in North America, including appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the soundtrack for the Oscar nominated film Transamerica, but the band has also toured the UK several times; highlights include an appearance on Later with Jools Holland (BBC) and the Cambridge Folk Festival.

    In 2008 OCMS released their third album "Tennessee Pusher". Don Was, who has worked with artists like Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan the Rolling Stones as well as many others was brought on to produce the album. The song "Alabama High-Test" was rated by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the top 100 songs of 2008 coming in at # 89.

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      Like 003-04-2009 23:35
      One of the best songs on the "Tennessee Pusher" album. Willie Watson gives a great performance singing with such a sad but humorious tone.
      Like 024-03-2009 14:22
      From the Tennessee Pusher album. Great song. If you're not a right winger or a folk singer you may like it too.
      Like 008-02-2009 05:03
      From Old Crow Medicine Shows album "Big Iron World". One of their best songs from the album.
      Like 013-01-2009 06:21
      This song is from the "Tennessee Pusher" album. Great song, one of my favorites from the album. Don Was produced this album. He have produced records for many top recording artists, one of them being Bob Dylan. This song has a Dylanesque feel and sound to it. If Dylan himself were to record this song I don't know it wouldn't sound pretty simular to OCMS's version.
      Like 009-01-2009 06:36
      Both a great song and video. Video saw shot in New Orleans in areas surrounding the city still damaged from Hurricane Katrina.
      Like 008-01-2009 06:14
      This is from Old Crow Medicine Show's album "O.C.M.S.". A song about a guy from Eutaw, Al who joins the Army and goes off to Vietnam back in the 1960's. This song is timeless and could very easily be about someone going off to fight in Iraq or Afganistan today. Very good lyrics.
      Like 002-01-2009 18:46
      This song was rated number 89 in Rolling Stone magazine of the 100 greatest singles of 2008.
      Like 017-12-2008 19:05
      From Old Crow Medicine Shows' "Tennessee Pusher" album. A fast paced toe tapping tune which is when OCMS is at their best.

      Like 010-12-2008 15:50
      A great song. One of Old Crow Medicine Shows best. It's my favorite of theirs from the "Tennessee Pusher" album. Well sung and played and lyrically I think one of the best songs ever written by them.
      Like 010-11-2008 21:22
      Great song from OCMS 2nd album "Big Iron World". By far my all time favorite Old Crow Medicine Show song.
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