Old Crow Medicine Show got its start busking on street corners in New York, winning audiences with their boundless energy and spirit. It’s been nearly fifteen years since their humble beginning, and the band has gone on to tour the world, sell over 800,000 albums, become frequent guests on A Prairie Home Companion, and play renowned festivals like Bonnaroo and Coachella. In November of 2011 Old Crow's classic single, "Wagon Wheel", received the RIAA's Gold certification for selling over 500,000 copies. In 2013, Old Crow Medicine Show, along with Mumford & Sons, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, won the Grammy Award for "Best Long Form Music Video" for the film Big Easy Express, a documentary of the bands’ musical excursion across America. On their fourth and latest album, Carry Me Back, Old Crow continue to craft classic American roots music while pushing themselves in new directions.
Singer/songwriter Parker Millsap's new CD Palisade shows that he and bassist Michael Rose have truly studied their craft, melding their blues and roots influences into a richly textured, though sparse, sound that is very potent and all their own. This earnest and stark presentation, combined with Parker’s (seemingly) whiskey-soaked vocal delivery only adds merit to the songs on the album.