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Old Crow Medicine Show rolls the ‘Wagon Wheel’ to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 4

Old Crow Medicine Show rolls the ‘Wagon Wheel’ to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 4
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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 20 years since these humble beginnings. The Nashville-based Americana string 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 double-platinum certification in 2019 for selling over two million copies while the band’s debut album, “O.C.M.S.,” has been certified gold (500,000 copies).

It was announced today that Old Crow Medicine Show will return to Penn’s Peak on Thursday, June 4 at 8 p.m. as part of their Raise a Ruckus Tour. They previously performed at the Jim Thorpe venue in 2013 and 2016.

Tickets, which are $42 in advance or $47 the day of the show, go on sale this Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. 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; Farm Aid; 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 Willie Nelson & Family, Brandi Carlile, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, John Prine, The Avett Brothers, and others. The band also took part in the historic Railroad Revival Tour, traveling from California to New Orleans on a vintage train, which was captured in the Emmet Malloy-directed, Grammy Award-winning documentary “Big Easy Express.”

Old Crow Medicine Show has six 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,” produced by Don Was. Following that, ATO Records released the Ted Hutt-produced “Carry Me Back” (2012), on which the band continued to craft classic American roots music, and “Remedy” (2014), also produced by Hutt.

Old Crow Medicine Show was signed to Columbia in 2017 and immediately delivered a full-length tribute to Boy Dylan’s “Blonde on Blonde” entitled “50 Years of Blonde On Blonde” (2017). During the same year, Nettwerk also released a “Best of Old Crow Medicine Show” compilation. A year later, the band released the Dave Cobb-produced “Volunteer” (2018) via Columbia. Their latest release, “Live at the Ryman,” was released on Oct. 4, 2019 on Columbia Records via The Orchard.