David Royko Psy.D

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Old Crow Medicine Show - Big Iron World, CD review

 

Bluegrass Unlimited
2007
On The Edge
CD Review
By David Royko


OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW
BIG IRON WORLD

Nettwerk 0 6700 30431 2 0

Nothing wrong with good fun, and that’s what Old Crow Medicine Show seems to be all about. A pre-bluegrass, old time string revivalist band, Big Iron World is resolutely informal (the laughter that opens track 2, Cocaine Habit, lets us know that), and this group of 20-somethings do a fine job of kicking up the dust with their energetically frailed banjo, out-front harmonica, guitars, fiddles, and twangy vocals. I have to think these guys deliver the goods live--the recording packs a nice punch on its own. And if one young Old Crow fan decides to pick up a County historic compilation to find out where it all started, all the better.

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DR