Old Crow Medicine Show Releases New Album in 'Jubilee' With a New Single

August 25, 2023

Its a 'Jubilee' for Old Crow Medicine Show with new album out Today!

Two-time GRAMMY award-winning band Old Crow Medicine Show have released their new album ‘Jubilee.’ Along with the celebration of the new album being released today and available now, the have released a brand new song, 'One Drop'.

The new single “One Drop,” featuring Mavis Staples, is a gospel-inspired romp that closes the 12-track album with a message of unity: “It takes one kind word to turn a stranger to a friend / It takes one ear to listen to each other / Just to hear one heartbeat in rhythm again.”   

“One Drop” was featured at Consequence, who praised the “spiritually rich, uplifting tune” and said “The joyous, gospel-esque aspirations of ‘One Drop’ are immediately apparent…the track falls somewhere in between a classic folk standard, a contemporary church staple, and a country anthem.”  

About the song, bandleader Ketch Secor explains: “For years Old Crow has always had a song or two on an album striving to sum up the need for a spiritual awakening, a rededication to ideals, and a sing-a-long tune for the campfire’s last dying ember. This is the latest in our canon of ‘songs of a spiritual persuasion,’ and, I think, one of our best, due in no small part to the presence of a legend of gospel music and more, the great Mavis Staples. Mavis epitomizes a life in roots music and Old Crow can only hope that the next 25 years will bring us, like she is, closer to the true vine.”  

“One Drop” follows the release of “Belle Meade Cockfight” (feat. Sierra Ferrell) and the album’s debut single “Miles Away,” a sweetly reflective song co-written by Secor and bluegrass virtuoso Molly Tuttle, with guest vocals from Old Crow Medicine Show co-founder Willie Watson. “Miles Away” marks the first time Watson has recorded with the band in over 10 years.  

Jubilee finds Old Crow Medicine Show once again co-producing with Matt Ross-Spang (Drive-By Truckers, St. Paul & the Broken Bones) and recording at their own Hartland Studios. As they gear up to celebrate their 25th anniversary, the band doubles down on their commitment to creating roots music that bears an undeniable urgency, encompassing everything from jug-band tunes to Irish folk songs to exultant gospel jams. The result is a wildly expansive body of work showcasing the dazzling musicality and poetic yet powerfully trenchant storytelling that has made Old Crow Medicine Show one of the most potent and influential forces in American roots music.   


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