Contest: Interview Old Crow Medicine Show and Win a Copy of Remedy

(Note: Thank you all for your responses. This contest is now closed.)

It could be argued that Old Crow Medicine Show's song "Wagon Wheel" is one of the most frequently covered songs of the millennial folk and roots music boom. The tune, which began its life under the pen of Bob Dylan and was polished off by OCMS, certainly boosted the band to stringband stardom, such as it is. Since then, OCMS has forged a career at the forefront of a new folk revival, sawing and picking their way into the hearts and ears of audiences around the globe.

Now, with their seventh full-length studio album, Remedy (ATO Records), the septet is back with some of their most exciting, energetic work to date... including a new song they "co-wrote" with Bob Dylan. 

In fact, we're so fond of the disc and Old Crow Medicine Show, we've teamed up with the fine folks at ATO to cook up a contest for you.

We want you -- the No Depression community -- to interview Old Crow Medicine Show.

If you'd like to participate in the interview, simply add a comment on this post with your question(s) for the band. They'll choose ten questions, we'll post their answers, and the ten folks who posed the questions will win a copy of Remedy.

All comment/questions must be posted on this blog no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Mon. July 7, 2014. We will post the answers -- and a list of winners -- as soon as we receive them from OCMS. 

To add your comment/question to this post, simply scroll to the bottom of this page and type your question in the comment field. Questions posted as separate blog posts -- or via Facebook and Twitter -- will not be counted toward the contest.

Anyone can enter but the prize(s) must be shipped to a U.S. address. 

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Comment by Sad Songs Keep The Devil Away on July 1, 2014 at 5:50am

With all the accomplishments thus far for OCMS -- the success of songs and records past, headlining The Grand Ole Opry, the AMA Trailblazer Award for 2013 (to name a few) -- what direction do you feel your headed as a band and what keep's the OCMS fire burning?

Comment by Mike Hopkins on July 1, 2014 at 6:36am

You've done some great covers in the past, like Tom Petty's "American Girl".  Where does the inspiration for picking a particular sont to cover come from?

Comment by Mark Rosen on July 1, 2014 at 6:37am

Looking back at your catalogue of seven albums, which SONG do you think is most likely to be used in a car commercial?

Comment by Ms H on July 1, 2014 at 6:44am

I know you guys are focused on the olde-tyme genre--any thoughts on incorporating younger, far-reaching sounds like beat-box, into your compositions?

Comment by Kevin Dale Bridges on July 1, 2014 at 6:46am
If the doctors and scientists of the earth pooled their resources and developed a vaccine to stop the global spread of "Wagon Wheel," would you endorse it? If not, how about a vaccine to stop the spread of Darius Rucker?
Comment by Ed Malachowski on July 1, 2014 at 6:59am

How did the Bob Dylan collaboration come about? He can be notoriously cranky and unapproachable. How did you smooth out the persona in order to get him to offer the gem of those lyrics? Were there any substantial changes to the lyrics?

Comment by Gary Yules on July 1, 2014 at 7:07am

Willie Watson was a big part of OCMS's sound and its live performances.  The band does not sound the same without him and I miss his not being in the band.  Given that drugs and the subject of drugs have played a large part of the history of OCMS's music and lifestyle, what is the down and dirty story on why Willie Watson is no longer with the band and can you envision his ever being a part of OCMS again? 

Comment by Craig Robertson on July 1, 2014 at 7:25am

With all of the connections that you have as a part of the Opry, Bob Dylan connection, Avett Brothers and other Americana musicians; who, if anyone, are you most anxious to collaborate with??

Comment by billy power on July 1, 2014 at 7:27am

Which cover version of "Wagon Wheel"do you like the most?

Comment by Dwight Schrutte on July 1, 2014 at 7:34am

Ill bet that Doc Watson would have loved "Doc's Day".  Some of my earliest musical experiences were going to bluegrass festivals in the early to mid 1970's - at the same time I was a big Dead Head as well at the same time. What were you listening to in your your early teens - what music formed your musical  sensibilities today?


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