An Evening with Old Crow Medicine Show

Wednesday / September 24, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
United States

Old Crow Medicine Show (O.C.M.S.), featuring keening vocal harmonies, fiddles, and banjos, plays songs from some of the earliest traditions of American music—tunes from jug bands and traveling shows, back porches and dance halls, southern Appalachian string music and Memphis blues. It is not the only band playing pre-World War II blues, fiddle tunes, rags, hollers, hokum, and jug band music, but it does so with a brazenness born of growing up around AC/DC, Nirvana, and Public Enemy. The fiery result equally impresses fussy old-time music scholars, fellow modern day roots musicians, and fans that forage on the frontiers of hip.

$29.50, reserved seating