Sunday, June 14, 2009

Summer Dream for a Southern Surprise

Old Crow Medicine Show

Enveloped by the warm, sultry blanket of a south Florida summers, it is time to reach down to the bottom of one's soul for a wish - perchance a dream. 

My dream, my need, is a Big Surprise.  More specifically, the Big Surprise Tour.

The near magical combination of Old Crow Medicine Show, David Rawlings and Gillian Welch, The Felice Brothers, and Justin Townes Earle in one hoedown show is nearly a fever dream. Perhaps the finest collection of Americana musicians going - in one show and one stage.

Billed the Big Surprise Tour, the shows will be broken down into two 90-minute sets with an intermission for a smoke and a beer.  The bands are set to share the stage, playing each others' songs, traditional tunes and covers.

Just a handful of dates have been announced.  Still no dates south of Knoxville.  But that is where the dream comes in.  A dream where this rag-tag group of pickers and players make its way to Florida - during the height of hurricane season.

Yes, I know its a dream.  However, the schedule at the Pompano Beach amphitheater is light this August.  Hell, just get south of I-10 and I'll be there. 

Tour Dates Below: 
AUGUST 2009 
04 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Casino Ballroom | more info 
05 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues | more info 
06 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre | more info 
07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory | more info 
09 – Charlottesville, VA @ Charlottesville Pavilion | more info 
10 – Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre | more info 
12 – Louisville, KY @ Waterfront Park | more info 
13 – Nashville, TN @ Riverfront Park | more info 
14 – Knoxville, TN @ World’s Fair Park | more info

Download: Don’t Wake The Scarecrow by The Felice Brothers (mp3)(iTunes)(Amazon)

Download: Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show (mp3)(iTunes)

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