Old Crow Medicine Show (from the album Volunteer available on Columbia Nashville)
Gigs have been the easiest part in the musical life of Old Crow Medicine Show. The ground beneath their feet has changed from the street corner busking that began the band’s journey through their Ryman lobby between-main-acts residency. As the stages got wider and deeper, OCMS remains on the same level as their fans due to the same model in place since the group’s 1998 formation. The result of the obvious delight that Old Crow Medicine Show takes in playing their instruments is an infectious joy that translates from the band on stage directly into the audience. Volunteer continues the musical progression of Old Crow Medicine Show and their intuitive talent to bend with the traditions of old-time string band sounds for modern ears. OCMS kick down the door as they enter the album with first cut “Flicker and Shine” barnstorming Volunteer as they knock back a potent dose of old-time music with “The Good Stuff” and whisper a welcome with the sad Country Folk of “Homecoming Party”.
Following an album release and tour that tributed Bob Dylan’s bridge between Rock’n’Roll, Folk, and Country music with 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde, Old Crow Medicine show deliver their first studio album of original music in four years with Volunteer. While the band took advantage of recording in RCA’s Studio A in Nashville with Dave Cobb as producer, their Roots ring as clear as their busking days as they promise to “Shout Mountain Music” as their star rises over more urban environments. Plugging in an electric guitar in their songs for the first time since 2004, OCMS strut down “Dixie Avenue” as they start a fire using only acoustic strings in the instrumental “Elzick’s Farewell” while Volunteer paints “Look Away’ with southern sentiment as it keeps an open window facing south with the history of “Old Hickory” and in its claim to heritage in “Child of the Mississippi”.
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