Columbia Records Nashville Signs Country Music Roots Band Old Crow Medicine Show
19 April 2017 news
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW TO RELEASE 50 YEARS OF BLONDE ON BLONDE SPECIAL RECORDING OF BOB DYLAN’S ICONIC ALBUM ON 28TH APRIL
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW PERFORMING BLONDE ON BLONDE UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
Columbia Records Nashville is pleased to announce the signing of the critically acclaimed, GRAMMY-Award winning, Country Music Roots ensemble Old Crow Medicine Show to the Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records Nashville imprint.
On 28th April, Columbia Nashville will release the Old Crow Medicine Show special recording of 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde to celebrate 50 years since the release of Bob Dylan’s iconic album Blonde on Blonde, which was recorded partly in Nashville, TN. Fans of both Bob Dylan, Old Crow Medicine Show and great music can pre-order 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde from Friday 24th April.
The 14-track album, 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde, was recorded LIVE at the CMA Theater located inside the historic Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum located in Nashville, TN in May 2016. Mixed by Grammy Award-winning Ted Hutt and Ryan Mall.
“Fifty years is a long time for a place like Nashville, Tennessee. Time rolls on slowly around here like flotsam and jetsam in the muddy Cumberland River. But certain things have accelerated the pace of our city. And certain people have sent the hands of the clock spinning. Bob Dylan is the greatest of these time-bending, paradigm-shifting Nashville cats,” says Ketch Secor, the primary vocalist of the Old Crow Medicine Show.
“By deciding to record his newly found rock n’ roll voice in 1966 Nashville, Bob swung the gates of Country music wide open; so wide, in fact, that 50 years later there was still enough of a crack left for Old Crow Medicine Show to sneak its banjos and fiddles through the gates with string band swagger.”
As a band that got their start busking on city streets, Old Crow Medicine Show is no stranger to the road. Today the Grand Ole Opry Members announce a special tour, Old Crow Medicine Show Performing Blonde on Blonde. Kicking off in Santa Barbara, CA at the Granada Theatre on 4th May, the band will perform the album in its entirety at each show, taking in the below UK dates:
24th June Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
25th June Glasgow, UK @ O2ABC
28th June London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Fans of both Bob Dylan, Old Crow Medicine Show and great music can pre-order 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde from Friday 24th April on Amazon and iTunes.
About Old Crow Medicine Show
Old Crow Medicine Show is comprised of members Ketch Secor, Morgan Jahnig, Chance McCoy, Cory Younts, Kevin Hayes and Critter Fuqua. The Country Music Roots band and Grand Ole Opry members have five studio albums to their credit, Old Crow Medicine Show (2004), Big Iron World (2006), Tennessee Pusher (2008), Carry Me Back (2012), Remedy (2014) and appeared on countless albums by other artists. They’ve established a global tour following, received the Americana Music Association Trailblazer Award and shared the stage with artists such as Willie Nelson, Brandi Carlile, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, John Prine and The Avett Brothers. The PLATINUM selling band are two-time GRAMMY-winners including Best Folk Album in 2014.