World Cafe Guests

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

XPN2 - Jingle Jams

XPN's own Kris Kringle, (Robert Drake) is presenting a unique mix of seasonal songs celebrating both the holiday and winter seasons.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

XPoNential Radio

  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size

Old Crow Medicine Show - Big Iron World - Nettwerk

For their second album, the Nashville-based OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW mines the same rich earth for inspiration that they so expertly did on their epononymous 2004 debut album. This is a string band with attitude, and their songs may remind you of the past, but their outlook and presentation is most definitely of today.

Singers KETCH SECOR and WILLIE WATSON sound as mournful and/or impassioned as is humanly possible throughout the new album, once again raw-ly produced by DAVID RAWLINGS. "Down Home Girl", "God's Got It", and "Let It Alone" are just three standout tracks on a record with few real flaws. The band gels together throughout, and they play with a familiarity and easiness that only a group of friends can.

If you're tiring of a musical world of samples, overdubs, and voice-tracks, Old Crow Medicine Show just may have the cure to what ails ya.

written by Dan Reed

Buy Your Music Here, and Support WXPN.

World Cafe Guest Search