Old Crow Medicine Show are back with joyful abandon

GRAMMY award-winning Americana stalwarts Old Crow Medicine Show are back with a new album and an epic U.S. tour.

Old Crow Medicine Show Paint This Town album cover - a neon-tinged photo of an old gas holder graffitied with the words 'Old Crow'

“When you mine the musical traditions of the South as we have you’re always going to run head-on into the region’s most successful export: Southern Rock. My favorite performers of this style are the Charlie Daniels Band, who Old Crow was lucky enough to open for back in the early 2000’s. We’ll miss Charlie around these parts, but he lives on in songs like Honey Chile, a backwoods slow burn about good lovin’ and other hard habits to break.”

Ketch Secor – Bandleader

The band sought to combine their signature rapturous string band revival sound with equal amounts of introspection. That’s because they wish to shine a light on the darker parts of the American experience to encourage a more harmonious future.

Old Crow Medicine Show recorded Paint This Town in their own East Nashville Hartland Studio and co-produced it with Matt Ross-Sprang (John Prine, Jason Isbell). This creative freedom helped them rediscover the intentional unpredictability of their early busking days.

They will be sure to display this sense of joyful abandon on their epic U.S. tour throughout the spring and summer of 2022. As well as traditional concert venues, they will be playing at an eclectic collection of arts festivals, a winery, and even a zoo!

Old Crow Medicine Show Paint This Town promo shot - the band laughing around a car
Photo Credit: Kit Wood

Old Crow Medicine Show – Paint This Town tracklisting

  1. Paint This Town 
  2. Bombs Away
  3. Gloryland
  4. Lord Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise
  5. Honey Chile
  6. Reasons To Run
  7. Painkiller
  8. Used To Be A Mountain
  9. DeFord Rises Again
  10. New Mississippi Flag
  11. John Brown’s Dream
  12. Hillbilly Boy

Paint This Town is out now on ATO Records.

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