Podcast with Old Crow Medicine Show’s Chance McCoy — former Floyd resident and Old Crow return to Salem on Aug. 17
Old Crow Medicine Show‘s newest member — multi-instrumentalist and singer Chance McCoy — didn’t know the members of Old Crow, but he knew the band’s music well by the time he received an invitation to audition for the act in Nashville, Tenn. McCoy’s own band, the Floyd-based Old Sledge, had split up in a spate of drama during a festival in Maine, and McCoy was not looking to go back on the road immediately. But it was the kind of opportunity that a good player does not pass up.
He made the audition, got the gig and is now touring with the band, which comes to Salem Civic Center on Aug. 17. On this podcast, we talk about the end of Old Sledge, joining Old Crow and about the solo projects that he is trying to balance when not working with his new band, which includes Harrisonburg-area natives Ketch Secor and Critter Fuqua.
Read more about McCoy and his new band in Tuesday’s Extra section or at roanoke.com/extra.
Streaming music from Old Crow Medicine Show’s new album, “Carry Me Back” — “Mississippi Saturday Night” and “Ain’t It Enough.” McCoy joined the band after the recording was done, but he said his vocal work is featured live on those numbers.