Doors open at 6:30 pm.
The NCMA and Cat’s Cradle present Old Crow Medicine Show with Gangstagrass
Old Crow Medicine Show, an NCMA favorite, got their start busking on street corners in 1998, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He invited the band to play at his festival, MerleFest, and the rest is history.
On their new album Paint This Town, Old Crow Medicine Show offers up a riveting glimpse into American mythology and the wildly colorful characters who populate it. The most incisive body of work yet from the Nashville-based roots band, the album pays homage to everyone from Elvis Presley to Eudora Welty while shedding a bright light on the darker aspects of the country’s legacy. Fueled by Old Crow’s freewheeling collision of Americana, old-time music, folk, and rock and roll, Paint This Town relentlessly pulls off the rare and essential feat of turning razor-sharp commentary into songs that inspire rapturous singing along.
Gangstagrass combines great American traditions of bluegrass, hip-hop, and beyond to create a whole new musical genre that is more than the sum of its parts. As latest album No Time For Enemies climbed to #1 on the Billboard bluegrass chart, Americana Highways proclaimed Emmy-nominated Gangstagrass “America’s band” because they take so much of what’s amazing about this country—ingenuity, creativity, freedom, unity across differences, people’s individual strengths and struggles—and distill it into a message of common ground in the form of original songs that have everyone up and dancing.
Musician Photo and Recording Policy
No flash or professional photography allowed. No video or audio recording of any kind allowed.
No smoking allowed inside venue gates.
Please note that some tickets could be refunded based on ongoing alignment with the governor’s executive orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Image: Old Crow Medicine Show, left to right: Mike Harris, Morgan Jahnig, Mason Via (top), Ketch Secor (inside), Jerry Pentecost, Cory Younts, photo by Kit Wood
Gangstagrass Image: Melodie Yvonne