OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW – NEW Digital EP “Caroline” OUT TODAY
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW is gearing up to go out on the road again in support of they’re NEW Album “Tennessee Pusher” – Produced by DON WAS and available everywhere Sep. 23rd!
NEW TOUR DATES!!! – CONFIRMED!
Wed, Sept 3 Manchester, England @ Club Academy
Thur, Sept 4 Edinburgh, Scotland @ Liquid Room
Fri, Sept 5 Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
Sat, Sept 6 London, England @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Thur, Sept 18 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Fatory
Fri, Sept 19 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Sat, Sept 20 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Wed, Sept 24 Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Center
Fri, Sept 26 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sat, Sept 27 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sun, Sept 28 Norfolk, VA @ Town Point Park
Thur, Oct 9 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Fri, Oct 10 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Sat, Oct 11 Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
Sat, Oct 18 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Thur, Nov 6 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Fri, Nov 7 San Francisco, CA @The Fillmore
Sat, Nov 8 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Wed, Nov 12 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Thur, Nov 13 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
For Immediate Release:
July 1, 2008 (Los Angeles, CA) – With combined sales totaling over 280,000 albums, an appearance on Austin City Limits, two performances on Late Night With Conan O’Brien, and multiple appearances on A Prairie Home Companion, various NPR programs and the Grand Ole Opry, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW prepares for the September 23rd release of TENNESSEE PUSHER, their third album for Nettwerk Music Group and their most personal album to date.
TENNESSEE PUSHER, produced by Don Was (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt), features 13 infectious tracks that offer a virtual American road trip, populated with characters that seem to span a century of the South. Down and outers, hustlers, freighthoppers – these are just a few of the archetypes we meet along the way. OCMS continues to create their special blend of American roots, rock, blues and country, but on TENNESSEE PUSHER, the band has truly found their own voice. With the exception of “Always Lift Him Up” by Blind Alfred Reed, all of the tracks on the album are OCMS originals. Also noteworthy are two distinguished session musicians that joined the band in the studio: Jim Keltner (John Lennon, Neil Young, Brian Wilson) on drums and Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) on Hammond C-3 organ.
When asked why he chose to work with OCMS, Don Was explains: “People ask me what The Old Crow Medicine Show are all about. If I’m in a hurry, I just say that they’re The Clash of bluegrass music, but that doesn’t really do anyone any justice. I could tell ’em that they’re a rock ‘n roll band who use fiddles and acoustic guitars instead of Les Pauls and Marshal stacks, but that’s only one small part of the story. They’re an American Band – even more so than Grand Funk Railroad! In fact, it’s not hyperbolic to say that, as musicians, songwriters and singers, they are the smartest and finest purveyors of American music to come down the pike in decades.”
Fans can get an early taste of TENNESSEE PUSHER when Old Crow releases a digital EP titled Caroline on July 29th; both the title track and “Next Go ‘Round” are from the full-length album. The EP also includes an exclusive bonus track called “Back To New Orleans.”
OCMS will begin touring in support of TENNESSEE PUSHER on September 3rd in the UK, with stops in Manchester, Edinburgh and London before hitting the US on September 18th. With most of their time spent on the road, OCMS has made a name for themselves as energetic performers with an unbridled spirit. It’s a live show not to be missed (tour dates below; more dates coming soon).
Tennessee Pusher track listing:
1. Alabama High-Test
2. Highway Halo
3. The Greatest Hustler of All
5. Next Go ‘Round
7. Motel in Memphis
8. Evening Sun
9. Mary’s Kitchen
10. Crazy Eyes
11. Tennessee Pusher
12.Lift Him Up