Old Crow Medicine Show playing at Pisgah Brewing

Jul 23, 2014
Photo by: Andrea Behrends

Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain announced last week that Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show would be appearing on its outdoor stage Monday, Aug. 18.

Most known for their hit “Wagon Wheel,” fans will be thrilled to see the seven-piece band back in western North Carolina for a barn-burner.

Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, the band got its' start busking on street corners in New York state and up through Canada. They eventually found themselves in Boone where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy.

He immediately invited the band to play at his MerleFest, helping to launch their career. Shortly thereafter the band relocated to Nashville for a residency at the Grand Ole Opry, where they entertained the crowd between shows.

On Sept. 17, 2013, OCMS received the great honor of being inducted as the newest members of the historic Grand Ole Opry. Other highlights from the year included winning the Grammy Award for "Best Long Form Music Video" for the film “Big Easy Express,” and having their classic single, "Wagon Wheel," receive the RIAA's Platinum certification for selling over 1 million copies.

Pisgah’s outdoor stage is a perfect setting for the high-energy newgrass group. Tickets cost $30 in advance and $35 the day of the show. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets now at www.pisgahbrewing.com.