Keb Mo’ & Old Crow Medicine Show “Medicine Man” – Listen

Keb Mo’ and Old Crow Medicine Show crack that difficult “end of the pandemic” vibe on this new song.  See, as they are quick to point out “we’re all just waiting on the medicine, man”.  ‘Cos, you know that is the only way out of this disaster – don’t listen to the nay-sayers, as Keb Mo’ sings “going to give everybody a little dose but we got to give it to the people who need it the most.”

It’s a song that came in a rush, as Keb Mo recollected: “I was taking some time out at our house in California with my family, we were locked in and staying away from people. Doing Zoom writing appointments, watching Dr Fauci on TV doing interviews, and it sparked some ideas. This was one of those songs that just came to me, and quickly. I woke up early one morning and wrote the whole thing in about 15 minutes.

Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show added that Keb had “sent me a brand new song he’d written a few hours before. The song captured the urgency of these stark times like no other I’d heard. It didn’t mince words. No sugar coating, no placebo effects, rather it was a ‘give it to me straight, doc’ kind of a tune, which told an objective truth, one undiluted by affiliation, vantage point, persuasion.  “The song shook me up and I wrote back to him that night in December, ‘We got to rush this out soon. Real soon.’ Old Crow jumped right into gear, recording Keb’s powerful song of the times within days of the ink drying. It was a joy. It felt dutiful, meet and right, urgent, essential. And harmonious.

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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