My musical count down to the release of Crashed America continues today with the Old Crow Medicine Show. I lucked out when I had the chance to hear these guys at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee and they were spectacular. In the midst of some venerable Old Country and some broadly shit New Country they stood out as a continuation of the toe tapping, banjo pickin’, moonshine drinkin’, beer bottle throwin’, clog dancin’, go a bit crazy with excitement, Bluegrass tradition which is much maligned by those who don’t know it and much loved by those who do.
If you ever get the chance to see them live I can’t recommend it enough, even if my own experience was only a few songs long at the end of the Opry radio show.
In more novel related news the paperback proof copy of Crashed America is on it’s way. Which means I’m cutting things incredibly fine for the release date of May 1st but fear, stress and panic have always been the best motivators so in an odd sort of way it’s all going according to plan. And on a side note the first site to list Crashed America for pre-order is Barnes & Noble so if the Nook is your thing click here and get your order in.