Adding a unique twist to classic American roots music, Old Crow Medicine Show will be showcasing its sound on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the WVU Creative Arts Center. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Monday, Sept. 28 at 9 a.m. at the Mountainlair Box Office, ticketmaster.com and by calling 304-293-SHOW.
With two number-one bluegrass albums, Old Crow Medicine Show has played their way to the top. Relentless touring and recurring appearances on the festival circuit have earned the band their strong fan base. The band has performed on the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage opening for country music great Dolly Parton. The group has also made frequent appearances on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” Garrison Keillor calls them “one of the greatest bands that ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ has ever had the pleasure to host.”
Old Crow Medicine Show’s most recognized song, “Wagon Wheel,” features lyrics from an unfinished Bob Dylan song, which was featured on their 2004 self-titled debut album that reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass charts. The New Yorker describes the album as, “heartbreaking, plunky ballads and unfastened fiddle tunes charged with youthful vigor.”
The band’s second record “Big Iron World” was released in 2006 and also reached No. 1 on the Bluegrass charts. Fueled by the success of the Rolling Stones cover “Down Home Girl,” it also reached No. 2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. In 2008, Old Crow Medicine Show’s third release, “Tennessee Pusher,” was produced by the celebrated Don Was.
Tickets go on sale Monday, Sept. 28 at 9 a.m. and may be purchased at the Mountainlair Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at http://ticketmaster.com or by phone at 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000. General public tickets are $30. WVU Students can purchase tickets for $20 with a valid Mountaineer card at the campus box offices. One discounted ticket will be available per ID.
CONTACT: Ali Daly, Arts & Entertainment