American Back Roads

blogged by Bruce Sylvester

Old Crow Medicine Show’s first CD reappears

Old Crow’s “Kitty Clyde” from myspace by Bruce Sylvester Old Crow Medicine Show has done a limited-edition reissue of its debut CD from 2000, Greetings from Wawa (Blood Donor Records).   Revisiting old-timey Appalachian stringband music with a shot of rock …

Elizabeth Cook’s ‘Welder’ is wholesomely carnal

Elizabeth Cook’s country-music pedigree is honorable. Her father learned to play country in a federal pen during a stint for moonshining. Funny, perceptive and wholesomely carnal, her Welder draws its title from her dad’s post-parole line of business. Maybe she’s welding words and ideas together.