Marrying classical string arrangements and punk attitude, Old Crow Medicine Show have become poster boys for a generation of Americana and roots revival musicians who are setting the bar ever higher with world-class musical ability and sheer love of playing. Their single "Wagon Wheel" was certified platinum in 2013. The band's live concerts are the thing of legend, treating ticket holders to a true folk and roots experience as the band sails through sets that are 100-plus minutes long. The members orchestrate a revolving door of instruments that are being employed at any time, including guitjo, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, drums, guitar, upright bass, harmonica, resonator guitar and, of course, vocals sung in perfect three-part harmonies. In August 2013, the band released Carry Me Back To Virginia, a three-song EP that showcases the outfit's lightning speed musicianship and world-class delivery.
Old Crow Medicine Show scratched out their success in what can be called a truly organic set of circumstances. They began busking around upstate New York and Canada and eventually made their way to Boone, North Carolina. While playing outside a pharmacy, they caught the attention of local folk legend Doc Watson. He invited the band to play a set at his upcoming MerleFest, which led to the band's relocation to Nashville in 2000 and their first real (non-busking) tour in 2001. They released O.C.M.S. in 2004, followed by 2006's Big Iron World in 2006 and 2008's Tennessee Pusher. They will be hitting the road again in February 2014 on a string of East Coast dates, continuing their journey of what founding member Ketch Secor calls keeping "one foot in old time and one foot in all time."