Something to Crow about — Old Crow Medicine Show, May 4 at the AMP

May 3rd, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show

Update (3:03 p.m. Friday): Things change. The concert has been moved to June 23. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date. For details, call the WAC’s box office at 479-443-5600.

Update (2:48 p.m. Friday): Some of you are asking, and, as far as we know, this concert is taking place as scheduled. If that changes, we’ll update you here.

Even without radio airplay (with their voices, anyway), I nearly guarantee you’ve heard an Old Crow Medicine Show song.

It’s called “Wagon Wheel,” and it gets tossed around at campfire gatherings and covered by bar bands.

Proof of that was recently verified — the song was certified as gold selling.

It got revived again by Darius Rucker, the country musician, and he turned the juke joint bluegrass number into a country hit.

But the song is already going through its second or third or fourth life. Bob Dylan started writing it, and Ketch Secor of Old Crow finished the job.

Old Crow, meanwhile, has recorded several albums worth of songs and maintained a high profile among bluegrass and old-timey acts but just under the national radar.

Secor chatted with me recently about why he was glad Rucker recorded the song, the band’s near end and how Dickson Street in Fayetteville — a place they’ve played many times over the years — has changed. You can read my story about Old Crow Medicine Show in today’s What’s Up! section, which is available on newsstands or online [Note: Subscriber content].

Old Crow Medicine Show will perform Saturday (May 4) at the Arkansas Music Pavilion. Local string band 3 Penny Acre will open.

Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show range from $32-$77 dollars. Get them at the gates or through the Walton Arts Center ticketing office.

We’ll see you there.