Old Crow Medicine Show @ Forecastle 7.12.13
July 15th, 2013 by Matt
Last time I saw Old Crow Medicine Show was in 2006 at the Tall Stacks festival in Cincinnati. It was so long ago that I wasn’t even sure that I saw them there. I thought maybe I was misremembering seeing the Avett Brothers or something. So in a way, thanks to my shaky memory and no photographs, this was a lot like seeing Old Crow Medicine Show for the first time.
I remembered OCMS being good live, but this was way beyond my recollection. Everyone in this big band was an ace at their instrument and working the crowd. They trade off vocal duties, really sharing the burden of entertainment almost equally among all members. It’s crazy to think that these guys have been a popular touring band for this long and can still put on a show that feels like you’re at the best backyard bluegrass event ever. They didn’t play any songs I knew while I was there, but I was actually glad for that. I’m sick to death of “Wagon Wheel” and was appreciative to hear them with fresh ears.
More photos after the break