MusicOld Crow Medicine Show Debuts New Album’s Third Single

Old Crow Medicine Show Debuts New Album’s Third Single


Aug. 22 — Old Crow Medicine Show is scheduled to release its new album, Jubilee Friday.

In anticipation of the album’s release, the band unveiled the album’s third single, ‘One Drop‘ Monday, along with the song’s lyric video. The song’s premiere follows those of ‘Belle Meade Cockfight‘ last month and ‘Miles Away‘ in June.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘One Drop’ is an instantly infectious composition. The engagement and entertainment that it ensures comes through its balance of the band’s familiar bluegrass leanings and an equally subtle gospel-tinged sound and stylistic approach. The guest appearance by legendary singer Mavis Staples adds even more to that appeal. The whole is a fully immersive work whose positive vibes work so well with the song’s positive lyrical theme, which focuses on unity and inclusiveness.

Front man Ketch Secor talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“For years Old Crow has always had a song or two on an album striving to sum up the need for a spiritual awakening, a rededication to ideals, and a sing-a-long tune for the campfire’s last dying ember,” Secor said. “This is the latest in our canon of ‘songs of a spiritual persuasion,’ and, I think, one of our best, due in no small part to the presence of a legend of gospel music and more, the great Mavis Staples. Mavis epitomizes a life in roots music and Old Crow can only hope that the next 25 years will bring us, like she is, closer to the true vine.”

The lyric video for OCMS’ new single works well to help illustrate the message in the song’s lyrical theme. It shows silhouettes of people of various colors and genders as the song plays over the visualization.

In other news, Old Crow Medicine Show is in the midst of a tour that will take it through the end of the year. The tour’s next stop is scheduled for Wednesday in South Deerfield, MI. The band’s upcoming dates will see it sharing the stage with Hank Williams, Jr., The Red Clay Strays, Brennen Leigh, and Harper O’Neil at various stops.

The tour’s schedule is noted below: Tickets are available here.

Old Crow Medicine Show 2023 Tour Dates:

August 23 – S Deerfield, MA @ Tree House Brewing Company & SOLD OUT

August 24 – Shelburne, VT @ Concerts on the Green $ SOLD OUT

August 25 – Bangor, ME @ Maine Savings Amphitheater +

August 26 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion +

August 27 – Hammondsport, NY @ Point of the Bluff Vineyards $ SOLD OUT

September 6 – Marietta, OH @ Peoples Bank Theatre

September 7 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Evans Amphitheater – Cain Park ^

September 8 – Mount Vernon, KY @ Renfro Valley Entertainment Center ^

September 9 – Shipshewana, IN @ Blue Gate PAC

September 16 – Louisville, KY @ Bourbon & Beyond
September 22 – Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Music Festival

September 23 – Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre

September 24 – Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse

September 25 – Morgantown, WV @ WVU Canady Creative Arts Center

October 6 – Monterey, CA @ Rebels & Renegades Music Festival

October 20 – Carlton, MN @ Black Bear Casino

October 21 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre

October 30 – London, UK @ Hammersmith

November 1 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom

November 2 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall

November 16 – Chicago, IL @ Salt Shed

December 30 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium

December 31 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium

+ with Hank Williams Jr.

& The Red Clay Strays

$ Brennen Leigh

^ Harper O’Neill

More information on Old Crow Medicine Show’s new single, video, album, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: