Saturday Song: Old Crow Medicine Show And Darius Rucker “Wagon Wheel”, “Bootlegger’s Boy”
If you want to FEEL the Grand Ole Opry make sure you see this video at 2:56…..that is what this is all about! Ketch Secor in a few moves and a few words says it all!
Ketch Secor is founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show. He plays fiddle, sings and writes songs. One day, many years ago before they had record deal or management, the band was busking outside a pharmacy called Boone Drug in Boone, NC, where they impressed the legendary Doc Watson who invited the band to participate in his annual MerleFest.
“Wagon Wheel” has become something of a signature song for the group, but its origins predate its formation. Says Ketch of its authorship:
“I heard a Dylan song that was unfinished back in high school and I finished it . . As a serious Bob Dylan fan, I was listening to anything he had put on tape, and this was an outtake of something he had mumbled out on one of those tapes. I sang it all around the country from about 17 to 26, before I ever even thought, ‘oh I better look into this.’”
There is no doubt these boys know what they are doing!