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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Old Crow Medicine Show 'Carry Me Back' Review
Thanks to the success of bands such as Mumford And Sons and The Avett Brothers, bluegrass and folk rock has become somewhat trendy as of late, but let us not forget that the Old Crow Medicine Show was one of first of the newer bands to go back to roots music.
Carry Me Back, the band’s fourth and latest album, is a solid effort in part, but the results are varying throughout.
The album contains the wonderful ballad “Levi,” and the enjoyable rowdiness of “Country Gal” while sandwiched between tracks like “Carry Me Back To Virginia,” which are easily forgettable. Being a Southerner it’s hard not to like “We Don’t Grow Tobacco” and “Bootlegger’s Boy,” even if the Southern drawl seems a bit contrived.
Carry Me Back is a collection of different styles and directions, with some highlights and some low points resulting in a half-baked effort from the Old Crow Medicine Show.