Old Crow Medicine Show on how Nashville has changed since the mid-'90s : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN Ahead of their time in igniting interest in the String Band tradition, Old Crow Medicine Show was also ahead of the curve, landing in Nashville in the mid-'90s, well before it was declared the It City.

Old Crow Medicine Show on how Nashville has changed since the mid-'90s

Old Crow Medicine Show on World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Bombs Away"
  • "Honey Chile"
  • "Paint This Town"
  • "Gloryland"

It's great to mark time by watching an artist's career — especially if it's by the trajectory of Old Crow Medicine Show, who were so ahead of their time in igniting interest in the String Band tradition. They were also ahead of the curve, landing in Nashville in the mid-'90s well before it was declared the It City. We talk of the changes they've witnessed, the creative collaborations at hand here and the music on their new album, Paint This Town, as I catch up with Ketch Secor and Jerry Pentecost for this World Cafe session.

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