Live Review: Old Crow Medicine Show at Stagecoach 2013

The setting: Late Friday afternoon at the Mustang stage. Latecomers who didn't get the day off of work are mixing with a crowd several hours into the party. Whether out of curiosity or loyalty, the crowd swells and swells some more, spilling out of the pavilion on to the grass. // Tour dates at SoundSpike

The setting: Late Friday afternoon at the Mustang stage. Latecomers who didn't get the day off of work are mixing with a crowd several hours into the party. Whether out of curiosity or loyalty, the crowd swells and swells some more, spilling out of the pavilion on to the grass.

The takeaway: Perhaps the most unabashed love connection all weekend between band and audience took place here, where the first notes of Old Crow Medicine Show's "Carry Me Back To Virginia" electrified a crowd eager to jig and shout, which the band's flawless and turbo-driven bluegrass clearly set out to do.

"Alabama High Tail," "Take 'Em Away" and "Bootlegger's Boy" each made early set appearances and each drew singalongs and dancers precariously perched atop hay bales. It was a sight to behold.

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If shows on the band's lengthy spring/summer tour resemble this, they'll be playing much larger venues in pretty short order. Minus the hay bales, we'd assume.

 tour dates and tickets

May, 2013
1 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
3 - Lubbock, TX - Cactus Courtyard
4 - Fayetteville, AR - Arkansas Music Pavilion
15 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
16 - Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium
17 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
18 - Wadmalaw Island, SC - First Flush Festival
24 - Charleston, WV - The Clay Center
25 - Cumberland, MD - Delfest
26 - Cooperstown, NY - Brewery Ommegang
30 - Fredericton, New Brunswick - Boyce Farmers Market
31 - Halifax, Nova Scotia - Olympic Hall

June, 2013
1 - Wolfville, Nova Scotia - Acadia University Convocation Hall
2 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island - Murphy's Community Centre
3 - Sydney, Nova Scotia - Membertou Trade & Convention Center
5,6 - Boothbay Harbor, ME - The Opera House
7 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
8 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion
24 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion
25 - Boulder, CO - Chautauqua Auditorium
27 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
28 - Redding, CA - Cascade Theatre
29 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
30 - Seattle, WA - Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater

July, 2013
2 - Spokane, WA - Fox Theatre
3 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theater
5 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
6 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
11 - Grand Rapids, MI - Meijer Gardens
12 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle
25 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak
26 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
27 - Wilmington, DE - The Grand Opera House
28 - Floyd, VA - FloydFest

August, 2013
15 - Harrisonburg, VA - Rockingham County Fair
24 - Simcoe, ON - Norfolk County Fairgrounds
31 - Troy, OH - Troy Memorial Stadium

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