This week, “Gloryland” by Old Crow Medicine Show is Dan’s DJ Pick! Old Crow Medicine Show is an Americana string band based in Nashville, Tennessee. Originally formed in Ithaca, New York, the band was active and touring as early as 1998. While busking in North Carolina, Old Crow Medicine Show was discovered by folk legend Doc Watson, who invited them to his music festival. Following this, the band moved to Nashville to play a number of high-profile shows, including the Grand Ole Opry in 2001. This success culminated in the band’s induction as members of the Opry in 2013.
Typically, Old Crow Medicine Show’s music combines the musicianship of folk music with the energy of punk rock. “Gloryland” leans more towards the folk side of the blend, with a slower and less sporadic feel. From the layered string melodies to the linear bass line, every note is struck with intent and purpose. In addition, the rhythm guitar and drums keeps the other sections in the pocket. The only source of change is the sudden solos in the song’s middle section, adding another level of melody. Meanwhile, the vocals deliver a powerful melody, complete with layered harmonies and a raspy delivery.
“Gloryland” is one of twelve songs on Old Crow Medicine Show’s newest album, Paint This Town. The album is out now on streaming services, with digital downloads and physical copies available here. In addition, Old Crow Medicine Show is currently on tour across the country: additional details are available here. Otherwise, be sure to keep up with Old Crow Medicine Show through their social media, as well as their website. Also, feel free to check out the official music video for “Gloryland” below!
Tune into 100.1 FM or lightning100.com to hear “Gloryland” by Old Crow Medicine Show as Dan’s DJ Pick of the Week. Be sure to let us know your thoughts! Tweet at us with #L100DJPicks and share your take on the track.