Smart bets: Old Crow Medicine Show

Nashville-by-way-of-Brooklyn roots collective Old Crow Medicine Show was famously discovered in Boone by Doc Watson, who invited them to play Merlefest. Also famously, the group expanded a song fragment from Bob Dylan’s Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid outtakes into the busker standard/Hootie chart-climber “Wagon Wheel.” Sticking to that proven method, “Sweet Amarillo” from Old Crow’s new album Remedy was built around another Dylan line — though the punchy, driving 13-track record has plenty of supercaffeinated roots-rockers for future buskers to pull from. Old Crow Medicine Show returns to Pisgah Brewing Co. on Monday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. The Devil Makes Three also performs. $30 advance/$35 day of show/$60 Hopster VIP. pisgahbrewing.com. Photo courtesy of the band

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Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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  1. Pisgah Brewing Company

    This show is officially SOLD OUT! Thank you to all that bought tickets, we’ll see ya Monday!

    PS-There are tickets available for Saturday’s Uprizing feat; Hot Rize (Tim O’Brian, Peter Wernick, Bryan Sutton & Nick Forrester), Leo Kottke, Mipso, and Town Mountain. With a banjo workshop with Peter Wernick (bring your instrument and jam with a legend) during the day inside the taproom. Jon Stickley Trio “late night” in the Taproom. And it’s being recorded for e-town and rebroadcast on WNCW.

    Shameless plug over…sorry Alli

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