- Released: September 23, 2008
- Label: Nettwerk Records
Rolling Stone - p.803.5 stars out of 5
-- "OCMS' rollicking fiddle sawing, guitjo picking and harmonica huffing will appeal to jam-band fans and PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION listeners alike, and there's a deadpan charm to singers Secor and Kevin Hayes."
Dirty Linen - p.64
"They certainly haven't forgotten the sound of the Appalachian holler that originally inspired them, as 'Next Go Round' shows..."
Paste (magazine) (p.54) - "OCMS' desire to expand its capabilities feels refreshingly honest....The opening lyrics to the cautionary 'Methamphetamine' ring like a statement of purpose..."
- 1.Alabama High-Test
- 2.Highway Halo
- 3.The Greatest Hustler of All
- 5.Next Go 'Round
- 7.Motel in Memphis
- 8.Evening Sun
- 9.Mary's Kitchen
- 10.Crazy Eyes
- 11.Tennessee Pusher
- 12.Lift Him Up
Old Crow Medicine Show: Willie Watson (vocals, guitar); Critter Fuqua (vocals); Gill Landry (slide guitar); Morgan Jahnig (upright bass); Jim Keltner (drums); Kevin Hayes .
Personnel: Ketcham Secor (vocals, violin).
Additional personnel: Benmont Tench (Hammond b-3 organ).
Audio Mixer: Krish Sharma.
Audio Remasterer: Ted Jensen.
Old Crow Medicine started out as a band of retro-minded worshippers of old-timey folk and country, who crafted a modern version of the old-school string-band sounds they loved. With some help from producer Don Was, TENNESSEE PUSHER finds the group expanding its sound to encompass a much broader range of influences, ending up at a strongly country/folk-inflected brand of Americana that's as close to modern roots rock as it is to something off of an Alan Lomax field recording.