Grammy Award winning group Old Crow Medicine Show is bringing the music of Bob Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde album to the road in celebration of the release of 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde (Columbia). The acclaimed roots band will perform the album in its entirety at each stop, including their upcoming performance at Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO on Sunday, May 14th. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Old Crow Medicine Show’s re-creation of Blonde On Blonde was recorded live at the Country Music Hall Of Fame in Nashville. Opening with marching band-style drumming and a rousing accordion, Old Crow gives an upbeat and playful spin to “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35.” The performance injects a new energy into what is already a near perfect original recording; Chance McCoy’s frenzied fiddle on “Obviously 5 Believers,” Kevin Hayes leads with a swaggering, vocal delivery on “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat” and charging at full speed, the band powers forward with a harmonica-driven, “Most Likely You Go Your Way And I’ll Go Mine.” With 14 tracks across the album, Old Crow Medicine Show pays homage to the legacy of Dylan and captures the spirit of his seminal Blonde On Blonde. Rolling Stone Country shared more insight into Old Crow Medicine Show’s live performance, their connection to the songwriting icon and the recording of the album HERE.
Long before the resurgence of folk and roots rock, Old Crow Medicine show was performing their fiery style of amped up and unparalleled string music, cultivating an adoring and loyal fanbase. Built from the ground up and first discovered busking in Boone, NC by folk icon Doc Watson, the band has since toured the world, garnered mass critical acclaim and has sold well over 800,000 albums. Their fifth studio album Remedy (2014) marked their highest Billboard debut in the bands 18-year career and in 2013 they became members of the Grand Ole Opry and received the Americana Music Association Trailblazer Award. Old Crow Medicine Show, recognized as torchbearers of traditional, string music, have brought their distinctive style to countless albums by other artists. With a groundswell of fans ranging from hipsters to college students and music purists, the band continues to do their part to celebrate the integrity of the modern era.
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