Old Crow Medicine Show – Volunteer

Album (Brief) | Columbia | By Allan Wilkinson | Stars: 4/5

Twenty years on the go and the Old Crow Medicine Show release their sixth studio album to date, which once again demonstrates the band’s own unique blend of bluegrass, traditional mountain music and twangy country to great effect. Some of the band’s trademark live sound is captured in the likes of “Shout Mountain Music”, “The Good Stuff” and “Elzick’s Farewell”, with one or two moments of tenderness, including the homage to homesickness, “Look Away”. If Ketch Secor, Critter Fuqua, Cory Younts, Morgan Jahnig, Chance McCoy and Kevin Hayes, sound like characters from an old B movie western, their music belongs to the main feature.