Following their appearances at this year’s Country 2 Country Festival, Old Crow Medicine Show will return to the UK this autumn for a string of headline shows, including one at London’s Eventim Apollo. Dates are below and tickets are available here.
OCMS as we like to call them around these parts will release their new album ‘Jubilee’ on 25th August via ATO Records, which finds the group once again co-producing with Matt Ross-Spang (Drive-By Truckers, St. Paul & the Broken Bones) and recording at their own Hartland Studios. The album features appearances from legendary soul singer Mavis Staples and singer/songwriter Sierra Ferrell.
As bandleader Ketch Secor explains, OCMS’s boundless passion for imbuing a timely vitality into traditional music has played a major part in the band’s longevity. “Being the type of songwriters and performers that we’ve always been, we tend toward the topical material and what’s going on right now—the issues currently faced by our species, our country, our beloved Southlands. So as long as these things keep happening in our world, and as long as banjos are around to be plucked and fiddles are there for us to drag a bow across, you can bet we’ll still be interested in making this kind of music. At this point, it’s just our second nature.”
OCMS 2023 Dates:
Mon 30 October – Eventim Apollo, London
Wed 1 Nov – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
Thu 2 Nov – Albert Hall, Manchester