Sunday, May 20, 2007

Old Crow Medicine Show | Coming to Higher Ground | June 26th

Next month will be my first time seeing Old Crow Medicine Show despite being my second time buying a ticket to see them. A few years ago, they came to Northampton, MA but I got stuck late a t work and never got to go. So, between that failed experience and another solid album from the finest bluegrass band going today, I was pretty excited when I saw Higher Ground had booked them for June 26th.

If you aren't familiar with the boys from Nashville and their revitalized Appalachian sounds, they knock out the traditional sounding tunes but with a bit of a punk snarl. For example, in 2004, they were one of the few Nashville bands to release an anti-war song...and that was when popular support for the war was still running high. So, these guys aren't your daddy's bluegrass band.

One odd thing about the night is that while OCMS is picking away at their banjos and fiddles in the big room, there be a Hardcore and Metal Showcase going on in the small room. Oh, I'm looking forward to the contrasting fans.

Old Crow Medicine Show | James River Blues | Buy
Old Crow Medicine Show | Big Time in the Jungle | Buy
Old Crow Medicine Show | Wagon Wheel | Buy

Here's their live video for "Tell It To Me":

Photo courtesy of Enrico Fuente

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