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When Bob Dylan came out of retirement to tour with The Band in the mid-1970s, they opened shows with “Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine),” the side 3, track 1 obscurity from Blonde on Blonde. Expect to hear it this spring when Old Crow Medicine Show embarks on their first tour after signing with Columbia Nashville.
Old Crow Medicine Show, which got its start—like The Band—by playing Canada and New York state before heading to Nashville, has signed with Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records Nashville and scheduled their first release, 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde, for 4/28.
“Fifty years is a long time for a place like Nashville, Tennessee,” says Ketch Secor, the primary vocalist of the Old Crow Medicine Show. “But certain things have accelerated the pace of our city. And certain people have sent the hands of the clock spinning. Bob Dylan is the greatest of these time-bending, paradigm-shifting Nashville cats.
“By deciding to record his newly found rock n’ roll voice in 1966 Nashville, Bob swung the gates of country music wide open; so wide, in fact, that 50 years later there was still enough of a crack left for Old Crow Medicine Show to sneak its banjos and fiddles through the gates with string band swagger.”
The 14-track album was recorded live in May at the CMA Theater inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
An Old Crow Medicine Show Performing Blonde on Blonde tour will hit 26 cities, including Los Angeles’ Wiltern on 5/5, New York’s Town Hall on 5/24 and London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 6/28.
4 Santa Barbara - The Granada Theatre
5 Los Angeles - The Wiltern
6 Oakland - Fox Theater
8 Portland - Revolution Hall
10 Seattle - The Moore Theatre
12 Salt Lake City - Delta Hall at Eccles Theater
13 Aspen - Belly Up Aspen
14 Denver - Paramount Theatre
20 Knoxville, Tenn. - Tennessee Theatre
22 Washington, D.C. - Lincoln Theatre
24 New York - The Town Hall
25 Boston - Orpheum Theatre
28 Cooperstown, N.Y. - Brewery Ommegang
30 Pittsburgh - Stage AE
31 Columbus, Ohio - EXPRESS LIVE!
1 Cincinnati - Taft Theatre
2 Louisville - Iroquois Amphitheater
8 Chicago - The Vic Theatre
9 Milwaukee - Pabst Theater
10 St. Paul - The Palace Theatre
11 Kansas City - Uptown Theater
12 St. Louis - The Pageant
24 Manchester, U.K. - O2 Ritz
25 Glasgow, U.K. - O2 ABC
28 London - Shepherd’s Bush Empire
30 Amsterdam - Paradiso
The band celebrated their signing by performing “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” for the Nashville staff. Video cameras were rolling.