Music Mondays [published on Tuesday this week]
Last weekend, we went to Charlottesville for the Old Crow Medicine Show concert. Evening showers eventually gave way to cloudy skies and it was a great time.OCMS shows are always a good time. Unlike Vice President Joe Biden who sometimes apparently forgets where he is, OCMS band leader Ketch Secor never fails to deliver his knowledge of local geography in an entertaining way.
It was great to have Critter Fuqua back in the band and he did a fine job singing a number of his songs including New Virginia Creeper and James River Blues.
New OCMS member Chance McCoy didn’t appear to be fully integrated on all of the songs yet (sometimes just dancing and singing harmonies), but a highlight of his performance was some showy double-fiddle playing with Ketch Secor.
The remaining members did a good job singing some of the Willie Watson lead-vocal songs, including Steppin’ Out sung by Gil Landry and Ain’t It Enough, although We Don’t Grow Tobacco wasn’t yet as good as it sounds on the new Carry Me Back album.
The crowd loved the OCMS anthem I Hear them All, with a This Land is Your Land part in the middle, as well as their greatest hit Wagon Wheel.
All in all, another great performance from the Old Crow Medicine Show, one of the top energetic acoustic music groups around.