Gill Landry has been hanging around the music business for nearly 20 years, most of those years spent with the influential and wildly popular Americana group Old Crow Medicine Show, which started in the heart of Virginia. The multi-instrumentalist quickly became a stand-out at Old Crow shows, and with the start of his solo career in 2007, he’s shown that his deep appreciation and understanding of the folk genre makes him able to write new music in the genre that’s just as intricate and exceptional as the genre was forty years ago.
August 17, 2014 Old Crow Medicine show returned to Maymont for the first time since 2010 to bring their trademark old-time folk music to the masses of Richmond.
Old Crow Medicine Show are from Nashville, but their fusion of old-time country, bluegrass, and folk sounds is far from the typical sound coming out of Music City. Their newest album, Remedy, promises more folk twang and foot-stomping melodies than ever before. Ahead of their visit to Maymont this Sunday, August 17th, the humble and talented Chris “Critter” Fuqua spoke with us to share his experiences with the band and his thoughts on their newest album.
Saturday, August 16, 6 PM
Eternal Summers, The Seeers, Mas Y Mas @ Strange Matter – $6
Pay attention, people, because this is important. Roanoke’s Eternal Summers, whom we have been telling you about for a couple of years now, recently released their third album. The Drop Beneath hasn’t gotten a ton of hype (though Pitchfork came within a few decimal places of giving it a Best New Music-worthy rating), but in its own quiet way, has become a sleeper pick for best of 2014.
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