Sunday, July 09, 2006:

The Roots Canal: Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show -- Down Home Girl
Old Crow Medicine Show -- Wagon Wheel
At Tuwa's suggestion, here's a cover of Down Home Girl by one of my favorite retro country bands. Old Crow Medicine Show was a group of street musicians discovered by Doc Watson's daughter playing in front of a drugstore. That led to a gig on the plaza in front of the Grand Ole Opry, and the rest could be scripted by any cheap Hollywood screenwriter. Allmusic describes them as "traditional folk and bluegrass...with a rock and roll attitude." I agree.

Down Home Girl is from a new EP of the same name, which won't be released for a few more weeks but is already available online. While I'm at it, I should also post one of my all-time favorite songs of any kind, Wagon Wheel, from OCMS's eponymous full-length CD. Both are available on emusic.

[Down Home Girl]
[Old Crow Medicine Show]
Oh sure, blame it on me. ;-)

I like this band. How did you discover them?

Oh this is Nice!

thanks for posting it up - I have to go shopping for this.

I just posted alink to the Coasters version of this in the Alvin Robinson Thread


Yeah! That Coasters version is fun, too.

I don't know where I first heard about OCMS. Probably in one of those "if you like this, listen to..." lists on Amazon or iTunes. As soon as I heard them, they really knocked me out. I've been following them ever since. In fact, I see they're finally coming up my way in September. I'll bet they put on a great live show.

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