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Old Crow Medicine Show: Return To Roots

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Legendary bluegrass and country guitarist Doc Watson discovered Old Crow Medicine Show busking on a North Carolina street corner, and the band has been an upward trajectory ever since. From appearances at Watson's Merlefest to opening for Dolly Parton and making regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion, the group has gained a reputation as one of the rowdiest acoustic acts in the country.

Now several albums into its career, Old Crow Medicine Show brings its rootsy back-porch sound to World Café, where it showcases songs from the new Tennessee Pusher. The disc takes a modern approach to Americana with gospel and rock overtones, but leaves the band's roots firmly intact.

This segment originally ran Nov. 4, 2008.

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