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Old Crow Medicine Show brings Nashville to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on July 21

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From a press release:

Old Crow Medicine Show started busking on street corners in 1998 from New York state up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina, where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He invited the band to play at his festival, MerleFest, helping to launch their career. Shortly thereafter, the band was hired to entertain crowds between shows at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

It has been over 15 years since these humble beginnings. The band has gone on to receive the honor of being inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry, and they have won two Grammy Awards: “Best Folk Album” for “Remedy” (2014) and “Best Long Form Music Video” for “Big Easy Express” (2013). Additionally, their classic single “Wagon Wheel” received the RIAA’s platinum certification in 2013 for selling over one million copies.

Now the band will be performing at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, July 21 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $33 in advance or $38 the day of the show, are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak box office (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe), and Roadies Restaurant and Bar (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe). Penn’s Peak box office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only; no phone orders.

Old Crow Medicine Show has toured the world playing renowned festivals and venues, such as Bonnaroo; Red Rocks Amphitheater; Cambridge Folk Festival; Coachella; London’s Roundhouse; the Ryman Auditorium; the Barclays Center; New Orleans Jazz Fest; the Fox Theater in Atlanta; the Kennedy Center Concert Hall; Summerstage in Central Park, New York City; Forecastle; the Newport Folk Festival; and several appearances on “A Prairie Home Companion.” They’ve toured with artists such as Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Willie Nelson, John Prine, The Avett Brothers, and others.

In 2011, Old Crow found themselves embarking on the historic Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. This tour had the bands riding a vintage train from California to New Orleans, playing shows along the way. The magic of this musical excursion across America’s vast landscape is captured in the Emmet Malloy-directed documentary “Big Easy Express.”

Old Crow Medicine Show now have five studio albums to their name, three of which were released by Nettwerk Records – “O.C.M.S.” (2004) and “Big Iron World” (2006), produced by David Rawlings, and “Tennessee Pusher” (2008), produced by Don Was. In 2012, ATO Records released the Ted Hutt-produced “Carry Me Back,” on which they continued to craft classic American roots music.

The band’s latest album, “Remedy,” released by ATO Records and also produced by Hutt, includes new Old Crow classics like “Sweet Amarillo,” “8 Dogs 8 Banjos,” and “Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer.”