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Nov 18, 2019 - 6:02:56 PM
382 posts since 1/28/2013

I saw Old Crow Medicine Show at the Warner Theater in D.C. last Thursday night. Nowhere near as good as they used to be. They were even better after Watson left than they are now. Vocals are gone, the drive in the music is gone, Ketch is losing his voice. Except for a handful of songs, they sound like an 80's Country Band with the drums and electric steel. I think they added the drums and steel to try and cover up what they are lacking now. If you want to see the Old Crow Medicine Show, don't go and see the New Old Crow Medicine Show.

 

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Edited by - jan dupree on 11/18/2019 18:05:24

Nov 18, 2019 - 9:07:13 PM

763 posts since 12/30/2008

Sad to hear. My wife and I have always loved them. Seen them live at least 10, maybe 12 times. Some shows were spectacular, others perhaps just great. Only a couple mediocre. Seems they are touring continuously. Perhaps they are just getting burnt out. Hopefully just a bad show that was an anomaly to what they usually bring. But they’ve been together a long time. Maybe they have run their course. I hope not though.

I think I heard that Chance McCoy left the band recently. Though a solid addition, I don’t think his presence made the band or that his absence would break it.

Nov 19, 2019 - 5:53:58 AM
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Yea, even Chance is gone now, and it took me a long time to grow to even accept him.
Willie was always the heart of the band for me, and I saw him somewhat recently and he was still very good, if not a bit subdued. Between singing and making clothes he seems to be going ahead.

OCMS was my go to for many years, 2002-2007 or 2008 I was just in it. High energy with a lot of source respect. Opened my ears and eyes to alot of new stuff as well.

The current lineup look like some guys that just fell into from being in the nashville scene that OCMS used to be the antithesis of. I guess you only become what you hate.

Nov 19, 2019 - 10:54:07 AM

382 posts since 1/28/2013

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Originally posted by championofnorthhuron

Sad to hear. My wife and I have always loved them. Seen them live at least 10, maybe 12 times. Some shows were spectacular, others perhaps just great. Only a couple mediocre. Seems they are touring continuously. Perhaps they are just getting burnt out. Hopefully just a bad show that was an anomaly to what they usually bring. But they’ve been together a long time. Maybe they have run their course. I hope not though.

I think I heard that Chance McCoy left the band recently. Though a solid addition, I don’t think his presence made the band or that his absence would break it.


Only Ketch, the Bass player, and the Mandolin player remain from the original members. Ketch has also cut back on the Fiddle playing. He plays a lot of guitar, strums the banjo a lot, and even played a ukelele.

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:02:10 AM

382 posts since 1/28/2013

quote:
Originally posted by Gentleman From VA

Yea, even Chance is gone now, and it took me a long time to grow to even accept him.
Willie was always the heart of the band for me, and I saw him somewhat recently and he was still very good, if not a bit subdued. Between singing and making clothes he seems to be going ahead.

OCMS was my go to for many years, 2002-2007 or 2008 I was just in it. High energy with a lot of source respect. Opened my ears and eyes to alot of new stuff as well.

The current lineup look like some guys that just fell into from being in the nashville scene that OCMS used to be the antithesis of. I guess you only become what you hate.


Yeah, they are pretty much  mediocre now. It was hard listening to Levi, Wagon Wheel, Alabama High Test, and Tell it to Me, being played with drums, steel, and piano, they even used an electric Gibson guitar for some lead on some songs. But ironically they sounded pretty good on the handful of  straight up traditional Bluegrass songs they played with just a dobro, fiddle, 3 finger banjo, and mandolin. The highlight of the show was when the Mandolin player set down his mandolin in the middle of the song, and jumped out on the stage and did a fantastic power clog for about 2 minutes. I was impressed . 

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:10:26 AM

382 posts since 1/28/2013

One big mistake they made during the show was, they played a song they wrote called "I hope I'm Stoned when Jesus takes me Home". I don't think it's a good idea to get on the wrong side of the only One who can revive their career at this point.

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