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This Weekend I’ll Mostly be Listening to… Old Crow Medicine Show November 27, 2010

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Culture, This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....
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A very very welcome guest post from Yourcousin… [who by the way is posting again after something of a hiatus and very interesting it is too]

Well it’s been another month…
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Here’s a newer group that none the less is a solid contribution to the country music/old time string time band section…

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1. Crocodile - November 27, 2010

Saw them supporting Gillian Welch and David Rawlings in Vicar St a few years ago.
I think they played Electric Picnic more recently – like a lot of the more interesting American bands, they don’t seem to be doing stand-alone, indoor Dublin gigs. People like Welch, Iris de Ment, Patti Griffin don’t seem to be including Dublin dates on their touring schedules. Economics, I suppose: a great Slaid Cleaves in Whelan’s about a year ago drew a crowd of about 30 – read ‘Uncut’ and you’d think these people were more popular than they are.
Now Pink or X Factor live – that’s a different story. Teenagers are still buying tickets – or having them bought for them.

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2. WorldbyStorm - November 27, 2010

I’ve been listening to this since I got back from the march and its curiously moving. I like it an awful lot.

That’s a very good point croc re how Dublin is out of the loop on many tours. It’s odd. We seem to ge lower level stuff and then big big bands. Was personally interested in how Rush added the O2 Dublin to their travels nex year.

Impressed by your taste in gigs. Perhaps you’d like to report back on some sometime?

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Crocodile - November 28, 2010

For Christmas buy yourself the Dave Rawlings Machine album that features his own recording of ‘I Hear Them All.’ He’s one of the best guitarists around, too.

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3. Countess Markievicz - November 27, 2010

Great post – right up my street.

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4. Captain Rock - November 28, 2010

Liked ‘The Weight’- ever hear Aretha Franklin’s version?

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yourcousin - November 28, 2010

I have and the Staple Singer also do a great version. The Band have always said that the song was simply about pulling into a town that had no where for them to sleep (ie no motel)but when done by an African American grouping, I think it really takes on a new depth, which why covers are not always a bad thing.

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5. yourcousin - November 28, 2010

I should note that WBS had to add the wiki link as I’m too lazy to even put that in.

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6. Tomboktu - November 28, 2010

I’d thought that this week you might put up some videos of Jack O’C and David B for the day that was in it 🙂

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