Wednesday, May 16, 2012
– Old Crow Medicine Show will release "Carry Me Back" on July 17 through ATO Records.
"Carry Me Back" is the band's fourth studio album and first since 2008's "Tennessee Pusher." The disc features 12 songs and was recorded at the Sound Emporium studios in Nashville.
"Carry Me Back" was produced by Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly). "Ted Hutt asked us to really dig deep as artists, as songwriters, to get to the heart of the matter of these songs and, especially, not to settle for anything less than their greatness," said Ketch Secor of the band.
"For me, 'Carry Me Back' is all about the songs, how they line up, intertwine, switch partners, and promenade home. Each of these songs was an accident waiting to happen," he said.
OCMS (Ketch Secor, Critter Fuqua, Kevin Hayes, Morgan Jahnig, Gill Landry, and Chance McCoy) will tour this summer starting with adate in Kentucky in late June and concluding in late August in Atlanta.
"The greatness of an old-time string band lies in its performance," Secor said. "The way it percolates, rattling itself almost to the edge. When you've got a top-notch studio like Sound Emporium, and 12 strong tunes in the works, and the time and patience it takes to get it right--that's when great performances can be captured."
Tour dates are:
June 30 - Owensboro, KY - ROMP Festival
July 19 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
July 20 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
July 21 - Kansas City, MO - The Crossroads
July 26 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
July 27 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
July 28 - Nashville, TN - The Woods at Fontanel with Special Guests
Aug. 1 - Richmond, VA - Maymont Park with The Milk Carton Kids and Special Guest
Aug. 2 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club with The Milk Carton Kids and Special Guest
Aug. 3 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club with The Milk Carton Kids and Special Guest
Aug. 4 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory with The Lumineers and The Milk Carton Kids
Aug. 6 - New York, NY - SummerStage, Central Park with The Lumineers and The Milk Carton Kids
Aug. 8 - Portland, ME - State Theatre with The Lumineers and The Milk Carton Kids
Aug. 9 - Boston, MA - House of Blues with The Lumineers and The Milk Carton Kids
Aug. 10 - Burlington, VT - Waterfront Park with The Lumineers and The Milk Carton Kids
Aug. 12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE with The Lumineers
Aug. 17 - Salem, VA - Salem Civic Center with The Lumineers
Aug. 18 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre with The Lumineers
Aug. 19 - Charlottesville, VA - nTelos Wireless Pavilion with The Lumineers and Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three
Aug. 23 - Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theatre with The Lumineers and Milk Carton Kids
Aug. 24 - Knoxville, TN - The Tennessee Theatre with The Lumineers and Milk Carton Kids
Aug. 25 - Atlanta, GA - The Fox Theater with The Lumineers and The Milk Carton Kids