OCMS Should you ever stumble upon an Old Crow gig in the Southeast, you'll know you've happened upon some happily bizarre alternate reality, where beer-guzzling twentysomethings… OCMS Should you ever stumble upon an Old Crow gig in the Southeast, you'll know you've happened upon some happily bizarre alternate reality, where beer-guzzling twentysomethings… 2004-02-24 Old Crow Medicine Show
Music Review

OCMS (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 24, 2004; Lead Performance: Old Crow Medicine Show

Should you ever stumble upon an Old Crow gig in the Southeast, you'll know you've happened upon some happily bizarre alternate reality, where beer-guzzling twentysomethings routinely pack clubs and go nuts over... authentic-sounding Appalachian string-band music. ''OCMS,'' their first disc to be distributed nationally, may be too modest to spark a bluegrass revolution on every American campus. But as produced by Gillian Welch's partner, David Rawlings, it strikes a fine balance between a rowdier acousticism and the more reflective folk traditions exemplified by, well, Welch.

Originally posted Feb 13, 2004 Published in issue #751 Feb 13, 2004 Order article reprints