Old Crow Medicine Show

Tickets still available for Grammy winning artists

Trying to describe Old Crow Medicine Show to someone who doesn't know their music is difficult. They are a string band, but they aren't bluegrass or even necessarily old timey. They do some folk influenced tunes, but they aren't really folk. They've been inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry, but they aren't really country. They draw from influences like Vaudeville, the songs of Tin Pan Alley, and Texas and Hillbilly Swing, and you could call their music Americana. But this doesn't sufficiently describe their infective, high energy sound either.

Describing their sound isn't easy.

Luckily by this point, most folks have heard some of their songs. Their breakout hit "Wagon Wheel," released back in 2004 on their self-titled major label debut, helped carve out new niches in pop music and in some sense helped pave the way for the success of bands like the Avett Brothers, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Mumford and Sons to follow.

2018 marks the band's 20th year together as group, and they are still going strong. They are currently touring in support of their sixth studio album, Volunteer, from Columbia Nashville, released on April 20 to coincide with their anniversary as a group.

Old Crow Medicine Show will be in Ashland tomorrow night, Thursday, September 6, at the Paramount Art Center. Tickets are still available for the show, which begins at 8 p.m., though seating is limited.

For tickets and information, contact the Paramount Arts Center at (606)324-0007, or visit them online at paramountartscenter.com.

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