Smart bets: Old Crow Medicine Show

You know Old Crow Medicine Show, even if you think you don’t, because of a little song called “Wagon Wheel.” It’s been sung by every busker on every street corner, and more recently covered by Darius “Hootie” Rucker and blasted from every mainstream country music station. The seven-piece Old Crow Medicine Show got its start, appropriately, busking in New York City in the late ’90s before catching the attention of Doc Watson while in Boone, N.C. The band inspired legions of raucous banjo-fueled neo-folk acts, from Mumford and Sons to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (both of whom were featured, with Old Crow, in the Grammy-winning music documentary Big Easy Express). Old Crow Medicine Show performs at Pisgah Brewing on Monday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Langhorne Slim opens. $30/$35. Photo by by Andrea Behrends

About Alli Marshall
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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