I have listened to the Old Crow Medicine Show several times already, and I do really like their sound.
Now the band has just recorded a new CD and I listened to the last interview at NPR and some other concerts and videos.
Old Crow Medicine Show is an Americana string band based in Nashville, Tennessee. Their music has been called old-time, bluegrass, folk, and alt-country. Along with original songs, the band performs many pre-World War II blues and folk songs. They have been recording since 1998.
Here are the best resources with the Old Crow Mdicine Show that I have found.
The biggest success of the Old Crow Medicine Show was the song Waggon Wheel, a song that I can listen to again and again:
NPR 2012 – CD Something Borrowed
You can listen to the new songs Levi and Ways of Man
The Deadly Gentlemen have recorded their first album “Carry Me To Home” – it was be released in January 2011.
The complete album was available as a pre-release for free download from the bandcamp homepage – the only thing you had to do is to register for the band newsletter with your email address.
I had found this information in the Gitarrengurte-Blog, a German blog that wrote about music including bluegrass and americana and has some interesting posts about bands touring in Germany – but this blog does no longer exist.
You can listen to the complete album now with grooveshark – here is my grooveshark widget:
The members of The Deadly Gentlemen are
Greg Liszt, banjo and vocals;
Stash Wyslouch, guitar and vocals;
Mike Barnett, fiddle and vocals;
Dominick Leslie, mandolin and vocals;
Sam Grisman, double bass and vocals.
The band describes itsself on the band homepage:
Instead of having a lead singer, we use a nonstop orchestration of somewhat unconventional vocals, with everybody in the band doing everything they can. Expect a lot of three-part harmony singing, group shouting, really dense rhymes and an almost rap-like phrasing.
Most of the songs on our new CD are reinventions of traditional folk songs, but you might not notice that if you weren’t a big folk music enthusiast.
The Deadly Gentleman is a band of the youngest generation of musicians – musicians that grew up in the environment of bluegrass and americanan during the last 5 years. Greg Liszt has developed his own banjo style. Dominick Leslie is one of the young mandolin heroes, and Sean Grisman, son of David Grisman has definitivly got the best influences from bluegrass, dawg and jazz music. All 5 band members sing, and they produce a sound that reminds me sometimes to the songs of the Avett Brothers. The Deadly Genlemen have already developped their own style, with the adding of influences from Rap and Metal Rock to Bluegrass, Americana and Folk.
The CD “Carry Me To Home” includes some interesting songs, my favorites at the moment are the Title track and especially the last track “Moonshiner”. Do not miss to download this pre release of “Carry Me To Home”.
Here is a video of Moonshiner from a concert last year:
Moonshiner – The Deadly Gentlemen
The Deadly Gentlemen performing the hit “Moonshiner” at a small pub in Copenhagan, July 2nd 2009.
Gregory Liszt’s Deadly Gentlemen performing Hobo Rockstar live at the Cluny2 in Newcastle
This is their first gig in England. Mike Barnett on fiddle, Stash Wyslouch on guitar, Sam Grisman on bass, and Greg Liszt on vocals and banjo.
I have first heard the Avett Brothers in a recording from the Merlefest 2008, and I liked their music very much. The Avett Brothers have a very special style which is mainly composed of their unique singing style and the instruments guitar, a banjo, a violoncello (played in a standing position) and a double bass. Sometimes they sound a bit like the early Beatles, mixed with some Punk and some singer/songwriter elements like Bob Dylan.
The latest CD has also been released in Germany – I am curious if the Avett Brothers bill be successful in Germany too and if they will make a German tour some time. Some songs might please the Germans, but in general I think the Avett Brothers are a little bit too special for a real big success in Germany.
Here is my special selection of the songs and videos by the Avett Brothers that I like most:
Avett Brothers – Murder in the City
The Avett Brothers – January Wedding LIVE
4/16/10, Outdoor Theatre Stage, Coachella 2010.
Playlist with more videos by the Avett Brothers
The Avett Brothers In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2010
Seth and Scott Avett’s accessible mix of bluegrass, rock and folk has helped make rising roots-music stars of the photogenic North Carolina brothers, but the real draw is the pair’s rich, frenetic live shows with bassist Bob Crawford. As The Avett Brothers’ incessant touring takes the band through a laundry list of 2010’s summer festivals — click here for a dynamite show from Bonnaroo back in June — mega-stardom seems tantalizingly within reach. Last year’s I and Love and You is a real sleeper; an album with a lot to say about human behavior, big-hearted devotion and the desire to achieve simple goodness. Here, the band performs live at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I.