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MerleFest Announces More Artists Including Old Crow Medicine Show


MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 28-May 1, 2016, is proud to announce additions to the 2016 lineup: Old Crow Medicine Show, Alison Brown, Peter Rowan andDoug Seegers. The four-day event, the largest roots and Americana music festival in the nation, takes place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the heart of Appalachia. MerleFest continues the legacy of Doc Watson and is a benefit for the college. The homecoming of roots music fans draws nearly 80,000 participants every year.

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VIDEO: OLD Crow Medicine Show ‘Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer’


Well damn, that is a mouthful. ‘Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer’ is the name of Old Crow Medicine Show’s latest single, and they recently released an official music video for it. 2015 has already seen the group win a Grammy for last year’s new album ‘Remedy’ (Best Folk Album), and this epic video takes it one step further. It was filmed at Tennessee State Prison (the same location as films such as The Green Mile) to match the lyrics about doing time, but instead of getting down in the dumps the track is remarkably cheery (and is that Marty Stuart making a cameo?).

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The 57th Annual Grammy Awards – Winners! +recap

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It was a night of performances and music celebration that nearly reached the four hour mark just on the main telecast; the pre-telecast, or the “premiere ceremony” as it is now called – lasted for around three hours and the red carpet was active for about six. In all, the academy honoured artists of all shapes, sizes and genres; not least of all country, Americana and roots music, which was much the talk of social media. With early winners (and losers) announced during the premiere ceremony in Best Country Song, Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Duo/Group Performance, as well as all of the other folk and roots categories, it was left to the anticipated Best Country Album award to light up the main stage. Still, country had plenty of influence during the show, as Miranda Lambert performed ‘Little Red Wagon’, Eric Church performed ‘Give Me Back My Hometown’, and Brandy Clark shone on the mid-audience stage with Dwight Yoakam on her beautiful ballad ‘Hold My Hand’. Showing up most of the other vocalists on the night, let’s hope that the exposure leads her to the fame and industry standing that she deserves. When it came to the mainstream awards, Sam Smith absolutely cleared up with many touting him as the male Adele (seriously, think about it, how similar?! It’s scary), picking up awards for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and more. Below are all the country and roots winners. Enjoy!

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Old Crow Medicine Show ‘Remedy’ – Album Review


Let’s just go ahead and get it out of the way: this review is pro-banjo. If you’re rocking that burning-hatred for that alt-country sound you might as well just close the browser might here. This review isn’t for you. Head on over to the other side of the interwebs where Jennifer Lopez bum and U2 are dominating the conversations.

Here we’re going to talk about the Ryman and its ties to twang, roots, americana or whatever other umbrella you choose to shove the genre into. In December of 1945, when improv-banjo specialist Earl Scruggs joined Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt on the now historic stage of the Mother Church of Country Music, The Ryman Auditorium, Bluegrass was born. In that moment Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys paved the way for Charlie Daniels, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas and Nickel Creek to burn the torch of “real” country music during a dark and confusing era in Nashville, riddled with pop-country, bro-country and something involving rapping about cows and truck.

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VIDEO: Old Crow Medicine Show ‘Sweet Amarillo’

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A decade after Old Crow Medicine Show released “Wagon Wheel”, a Bob Dylan tune that Ketch Secor finished (and Darius Rucker famously covered last year), they’re releasing another Old Crow/Bob Dylan co-write, “Sweet Amarillo”. Collaboration is nothing new for Old Crow, as every member of the band has at least one co-write on their new record Remedy, which is available everywhere. “Sweet Amarillo” came about when Bob Dylan’s manager contacted the band right around the time Darius Rucker had that No. 1 single with Wagon Wheel and offered them the chance to complete a chorus that was demoed a few days after “Rock Me Mama”. The band jumped at the opportunity and sent their work back to Dylan. He replied and suggested Ketch play the fiddle instead of the harmonica and that the chorus come in a little earlier. And so, “Sweet Amarillo” was born.

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Old Crow Medicine Show – new CD ‘Remedy’ June 30 + UK dates in October 2014



ATO/PIAS released June 30, 2014

UK tour dates announced for October 2014

Heavily celebrated Grammy Award winning band Old Crow Medicine Show has announced their upcoming new album Remedy, due out June 30 via ATO Records/PIAS. Remedy is full of catchy melodies, quirky and often humorous lyrics, all executed with mesmerizing musicianship. Meanwhile four UK concerts have been announced and tickets are now on sale as follows:

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