Old Crow Medicine Show
Old Crow Medicine Show (O.C.M.S.) is a five-piece rollicking, old-time acoustic band. The band combines its eclectic style to play songs from some of the earliest traditions of American music. Old Crow Medicine Show's repertoire includes tunes from jug bands and traveling shows, back porches and dance halls, Southern Appalachian string music, and Memphis blues. Backing up the lead vocals, the band consists of guitar, fiddle, harmonica, banjo, slide guitar, an occasional doghouse bass, and the "guitjo," a six-string banjo that is played like a guitar.
The band relocated to from North Carolina to Nashville and soon made its debut on Grand Ole Opry in 2001 where they received a standing ovation. O.C.M.S. was released in 2004. The band's sophomore album, Big Iron World, was released in August 2006 and combined traditional American standards (including Woody Guthrie's "Union Maid") with O.C.M.S. originals that blended American roots, folk, blues, gospel, bluegrass and a little bit of gritty rock. Tennessee Pusher, the band's third album, was released in September 2008.
Old Crow Medicine Show made its national television debut on Opry Live in 2002. The band has since appeared in several documentaries: PBS's American Roots Music series; In the Valley Where Time Stands Still, a film about the history of the Renfro Valley Barndance; and Bluegrass Journey, a portrait of the contemporary bluegrass scene. O.C.M.S. tours extensively and appears at countless festivals including Bonnaroo, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and New Orleans Jazz Festival.
Old Crow Medicine Show have come full circle playing their own brand of American roots music with a rock and roll attitude. They met in New York in 1998 and hit the road, traveling city to city in a van and busking in the streets. They eventually settled 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, touring with Merle Haggard and regularly appearing on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion. OCMS can attribute much of their success to their relentless touring schedule. Between headlining shows and countless festivals, the band is constantly on the road and thrives off of their fans and live shows. They have made a name for themselves as energetic performers with an unbridled spirit. Combined, their albums have gone on to sell over 500,000 units.
Kevin Hayes - Guitjo and Vocals
Critter Fuqua - Slide Guitar, Banjo, Guitar and Vocals
Ketch Secor - Fiddle, Harmonica, Banjo and Vocals
Morgan Jahnig - Upright Bass
Chance McCoy - Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Vocals
Gill Landry - Slide Guitar, Banjo and Vocals