Old Crow Medicine Show To Release Remedy on July 1st

Old Crow Medicine Show
Old Crow Medicine Show

photo by Andrea Behrends

Heavily celebrated Grammy Award winning band Old Crow Medicine Show has announced their upcoming new album Remedy, due out July 1 via ATO Records. Remedy is full of catchy melodies, quirky and often humorous lyrics, all executed with mesmerizing musicianship. Ten years after the massive success of folk anthem “Wagon Wheel”, which started as a track on a Bob Dylan work tape later finished by fiddler/band leader Ketch Secor,Remedy features a new Dylan/Old Crow penned collaboration on the new track “Sweet Amarillo” one of the album’s many highlights. Remedy also features the return of producer Ted Hutt (Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Gaslight Anthem), who produced 2012’s highly praised Carry Me Back.

Long before the resurgence of folk and roots rock, Old Crow Medicine Show was performing their fiery style of amped up old-time music, cultivating a diverse fan base who thrive on the band’s energetic performances. The songs onRemedy are chock full of the same raw energy, swagger and drive that has made rabid fans of everyone from hipsters to college students to traditional music purists. “This is country music for people who think country music needs a whoopin’’ says Secor, who adds, “Country music that knows how deep its roots run— from the dirtiest blues to the folkiest folk, the songwriters, the crooners and the Outlaws, to the Opry stage; it’s all here”.  Kicking off with “Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer”, a new take on the classic prison tale, the band then launches into the hyper speed  “8 Dogs 8 Banjos” a timeless original that could have been penned ages ago, but with more fire.  Though Old Crow Medicine Show is loved for their fast and furious up-tempo numbers, they shine brightly on the ballads including the touching “Dearly Departed Friend” and Critter Fuqua’s “Firewater”.

In support of their upcoming release, the band has announced their biggest headlining tour ever with stops including Red Rocks, The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Atlanta), The Philadelphia Folk Festival and London’s incredible performance space The Roundhouse.  Opening acts for the tour include critically praised folk duo Shovels & Rope, Hurray For The Riff Raff, and Parker Millsap who will be opening all of the band’s UK dates.  For a complete list of tour dates see below.

Old Crow Medicine Show’s story is truly one of building a career from the ground up.  While busking in the North Carolina town of Boone, they were discovered by folk icon Doc Watson.  Since then the band has toured the world, received mass critical praise, and sold over 800,000 albums.  The band’s single “Wagon Wheel” received the RIAA’s platinum certification for selling over one million copies, and they were recently asked to become the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry.  The band was also a part of the Big Easy Express tour and documentary along with Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.  They were awarded a Grammy for “Best Long Form Music Video” for their part in the film.

One of many things that set Old Crow Medicine Show apart is the way they have earned the respect of both their peers and influences while also influencing the new guard of folk-rock revivalists.  While trends have come and gone, Old Crow Medicine Show continues to be a strong and steady force in roots music.

“Sweet Amarillo,” the debut single is available now at all digital retailers, including iTunes and Spotify. The album can pre-ordered at iTunes, Amazon and on the band’s website.


5/22  Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre
5/23  St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
5/24  Evans, GA @ Banjo-B-Que Music Festival
5/25  St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
5/29  Ft. Wayne, IN @ Foellinger Theatre
5/30  Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook Music Festival (supporting The Avett Brothers)
5/31  Saginaw, MI @ FirstMerit Bank Event Park
6/01  Kalamazoo, MI @  Kalamazoo State Theatre
6/28  Owensboro, KY @ ROMP Music Festival
7/01  Nashville, TN on the Grand Ole Opry @ Grand Ole Opry House
7/04  St. Paul, MN on  A Prairie Home Companion @ Macalester College
7/05  St. Paul, MN on A Prairie Home Companion @ Macalester College
7/10  Tulsa, OK @ The Brady Theatre
7/11  Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/12  Austin, TX @ Nutty Brown Amphitheatre (with Ray Wylie Hubbard and The Wheeler Bros.)
7/14  Amarillo, TX @ Civic Center Auditorium
7/16  Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (with Carolina Chocolate Drops)
7/17  Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater (with Caroline Chocolate Drops)
7/18  St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House (with Hurray for the Riff Raff)
7/19  Cincinnati, OH @ Buckle Up Festival
7/26  Charleston, WV @ Appalachian Power Park
7/29  Shelburne, VT @ The Green at Shelburne Museum
7/31  Toronto, ON CANADA @ Echo Beach (with Matt Andersen/Del Barber)
8/01  Montreal, QC, CANADA @ Osheaga Festival
8/03  Cooperstown, NY @ Ommegang Brewery
8/14  Harrisonburg, VA @ Rockingham County Fair
8/15  Schwenksville, PA @ Philadelphia Folk Festival
8/16  Cockeysville, MD @ Hot August Music Festival
8/17  Richmond, VA @ Maymont Park
8/20  Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheatre (with Shovels & Rope)
8/21  Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre (with Shovels & Rope)
8/22  Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (with Shovels & Rope)
8/23  Nashville, TN @ The Woods at Fontanel (with Shovels & Rope)
9/18  Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Theater
9/20  San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
9/24  Portland, OR @ The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
9/26  Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre
10/19  Manchester, ENGLAND @ The Ritz
10/20  Dublin, IRELAND @ Vicar Street
10/21  Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND @ Mandela Hall
10/22  Glasgow, SCOTLAND @ O2 ABC
10/24  London, ENGLAND @ The Roundhouse
10/26  Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS @ Paradiso