Old Crow Medicine Shows’ concerts are quickly becoming legendary, and the bluegrass unit set up cameras to capture a couple of shows on their Tennessee Pusher tour in December of 2008.
The chemistry shared by upright bassist Morgan Jahnig, banjo player Gill Landry, Guitjo specialist Kevin Hayes, multi instrumentalist Ketch Secor and violinist Willie Watson is contagious on the Live at the Orange Peel and Tennessee Theatre DVD. Filmed in Asheville, North Carolina and Knoxville, Tennessee on December 4 and 5, 2008, Old Crow Medicine Show Live connects with the viewer, drawing them into the hyper-driven world of OCMS’s stage productions. Tennessee Pusher‘s title track, "Humdinger," "Mary’s Kitchen," and "Alabama High Test," all fare well through the clear lens of director Lee Tucker’s filming. The high points, however, exist in the poignant renderings of the touching "Caroline" and "CC Rider."
Produced by Tucker and Clarke Gallivan, Live at the Orange Peel and Tennessee Theatre sets a new standard in bluegrass concert tapings to video disc, and opens up a new audience to the fabled front-porch rabble-rousers.
Live at the Orange Peel and Tennessee Theatre is out now on Nettwork Records.