Saturday, November 24, 2007

Old Crow Medicine Show reviewed by Melanie Armistead

If you’re in the mood for some traditional country music with a twist of Americana, then Old Crow Medicine Show is the group to see. The Nashville-based band made an appearance at the Jupiter Bar and Grill in Tuscaloosa on October 25th. The Jupiter was probably one of the best venues to host the group, because the atmosphere provided places for fans to talk and mingle while grabbing drinks, and there was still room to sing and sit in front of the stage. Professors, Tuscaloosa locals, and students came out to listen to music that combines an eclectic mix of styles including folk, blues, and bluegrass. While Old Crow Medicine Show gave a great performance, the favorite of the night was their famous piece, “Wagon Wheel”. Almost on cue, the entire audience began singing the lyrics, “Rock me, mama, like a wagon wheel”, as if they were performing it themselves. The atmosphere was relaxed, yet fun and the band sounded as good live as they do on their albums. The next time they travel through Tuscaloosa, they will surely draw another diverse crowd to experience a unique taste of the South.

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