Old Crow Medicine Show To Release ‘Best Of’ Feb 10; Featuring Two Unreleased Tracks
December 6, 2016 BY Nettwerk
Two-time Grammy Award winners and Grand Ole Opry members Old Crow Medicine Show are set to release Best Of on February 10, 2017, which will feature 12 of the most memorable and beloved songs from the band’s three albums released via Nettwerk – O.C.M.S. (2004), Big Iron World (2006), Tennessee Pusher (2008) – as well as two previously unreleased tracks: “Black-Haired Québécoise” and “Heart Up In The Sky.” The album will also be made available on vinyl, a format on which none of these songs are currently available. Best Of is available to pre-order now.
Over the past 15 years, Old Crow Medicine Show has cultivated a diverse fan base that thrives on the band’s energetic performances. They have earned the respect of both their peers and influences, while also influencing the new guard of folk rock revivalists. While trends have come and gone, Old Crow Medicine Show continues to be a strong and steady force in roots music. The Best Of is a nostalgic walk down memory lane for those who have been with the band since the beginning, and a nice overview for those fans who have only discovered the band recently.
Old Crow Medicine Show got their start by busking on street corners up and down the east coast and Canada, eventually catching the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy in Boone, North Carolina. He invited them to play Merlefest and helped set the course of their successful career.
Similarly, just a few years later, Nettwerk discovered the band by crashing a frat party in Nashville. The band was signed shortly after, and in 2004, Nettwerk released O.C.M.S., which featured the now Platinum-selling anthem “Wagon Wheel,” one of the most covered recordings in recent history, most famously by Darius Rucker who got the track to #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart in 2013.
Old Crow Medicine Show has won over audiences across the world with their boundless energy and spirit, playing renowned festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Newport Folk Festival, and many more. They’ve also shared the stage with such artists as Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Willie Nelson, John Prine, The Avett Brothers and others.
The Best Of features “Wagon Wheel” along with other live show fan favorites “Tell It To Me,” “Down Home Girl,” “CC Rider” and “I Hear Them All.” The two previously unreleased tracks, “Black-Haired Québécoise” and “Heart Up in the Sky,” were recorded in 2006 while the band was making Big Iron World.
Best Of Track Listing:
1. Wagon Wheel
2. Tell It To Me
3. Down Home Girl
4. Alabama High-Test
5. Big Time in the Jungle
6. CC Rider
7. Take ‘em Away
9. Fall On My Knees
10. My Good Gal
11. I Hear Them All
13. Black-Haired Québécoise**
14. Heart Up in the Sky**
Best Of Vinyl:
The gatefold-packaged 180 gram vinyl will include a 4-page lyric insert, plus a bonus red vinyl 7” including the two previously unreleased tracks (download card included).