Old Crow Medicine Show is a young five-piece rollicking, punkified old-time acoustic band. They bring it all together to play songs from some of the earliest traditions of American music - tunes from jug bands and traveling shows, back porches and dance halls, southern Appalachian string music and Memphis blues.
Lead vocals are covered by Ketch Secor and Willie Watson, with Watson on guitar and Secor on fiddle and harmonica. Critter Fuqua joins in on vocals and plays banjo and slide guitar. Kevin Hayes plays the guitjo, a six-string banjo that plays like a guitar, once popular in jazz and swing music of the 1920s. Morgan Jahnig beats the doghouse bass.
Relocated from North Carolina, Old Crow made their Grand Ole Opry debut on the Ryman Auditorium stage in 2001, where they received a standing ovation. They made their national television debut on CMT's Grand Ole Opry Live in 2002 and have appeared in several documentaries: PBS's American Roots Music series; In the Valley Where Time Stands Still, a film about the history of the Renfro Valley Barndance; and Bluegrass Journey, a portrait of the contemporary bluegrass scene.