Old Crow Medicine Show have announced details of their seventh studio record ‘Paint This Town’ which lands on April 22nd 2022 via ATO Records. The band have also released a video for the first track to be taken from the album which was directed by Travis Nicholson. The socially-charged album was recorded in the spring of 2021 at the band’s own Hartland Studio, and co-produced with Matt Ross-Spang (John Prime, Jason Isbell).
“This song is about growing up in a small town, and having to make fun wherever you could find it,” frontman Ketch Secor said in a statement. “Our band has always drawn its inspiration from those elemental American places, where water towers profess town names, where the Waffle House and the gas station are the only spots to gather; this is the scenery for folk music in the 21st century. And the John Henry’s and Casey Jones of today are the youth who rise up out of these aged burgs undeterred, undefeated, and still kicking.”
“At the end of the day, we’re still just trying to stop you on the street and get you to put a dollar in the guitar case,” bassist Morgan Jahnig said in a statement. “Then once we’ve got your attention, we’re gonna tell you about things like the opioid epidemic and the Confederate flag and what’s happening with the environment—but we’re gonna do it with a song and dance. We feel a great obligation to talk about the more difficult things happening out there in the world, but we also feel obligated to make sure everyone’s having a great time while we do it.”
‘Paint This Town’ Track List
1. Paint This Town
2. Bombs Away
4. Lord Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise
5. Honey Chile
6. Reasons To Run
8. Used To Be A Mountain
9. DeFord Rides Again
10. New Mississippi Flag
11. John Brown’s Dream
12. Hillbilly Boy
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