Win Tickets ($90): Old Crow Medicine Show @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | American Roots w/ a Rock and Roll Attitude

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Old Crow Medicine Show @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on September 24. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, September 22.

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Old Crow Medicine Show @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert HallOld Crow Medicine Show
September 24, 2014
6:30 p.m. Doors / 7:30 p.m. Show | $35-45 | All Ages

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 248-4335

Old Crow Medicine Show (OCMS) have come full circle playing their own brand of American roots music with a rock and roll attitude. The quintet met in New York in 1998 and hit the road, traveling city to city in a van and busking in the streets. They eventually settled for a year in North Carolina, where they ran into a bit of good fortune while playing in front of a local pharmacy to an impressed Doc Watson; the folk icon promptly scheduled the band to play at his MerleFest.

Soon after, OCMS relocated to Nashville and found themselves gracing the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, opening for Dolly Parton, touring with Merle Haggard and regularly appearing on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion. They caught the attention of Nettwerk Records in 2003 and signed on to release their debut album O.C.M.S, which they recorded at RCA’s legendary Studio B and Woodland Sound Studio with producer/guitarist David Rawlings (Gillian Welch, Robyn Hitchcock) at the helm. O.C.M.S was released in 2004 to critical acclaim; the New Yorker said of the album, “Heartbreaking, plunky ballads and unfastened fiddle tunes charged with youthful vigor,” while the Village Voice predicted, “Fame will soon lift her skirt for the band.”

Their sophomore album, Big Iron World, was released in August 2006 and combined traditional American standards (including Woody Guthrie’s “Union Maid”) with OCMS originals that blended American roots, folk, blues, gospel, bluegrass and a little bit of gritty rock. Again produced by Rawlings, the album caught the attention of critics from Billboard to Vanity Fair and the first single, a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Down Home Girl,” quickly became the #2 most added song at Triple A radio. Combined, the two albums have gone on to sell over 300,000 units.

Today, OCMS prepare to release their third Netterk album called TENNESSEE PUSHER in September ’08, this time teaming up with legendary producer Don Was (Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones). The album was recorded earlier this year at the famed A&M Studios (now called Henson Sound Studios) and is made up of 13 infectious tracks, 12 of which are Old Crow originals and one American standard called “Always Lift Him Up” by Blind Alfred Reed.

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115 Responses to Win Tickets ($90): Old Crow Medicine Show @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | American Roots w/ a Rock and Roll Attitude

  1. Jess September 3, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

    Fingers super-duper crossed!!

  2. Mary September 3, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    We were hoping to go when they were in Colorado at red rocks, but our small business couldn’t spare us! We’d love to go now and make up for it. :)

  3. Tim September 3, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    I have heard of these guys but have never seen them live. I would appreciate some free tickets!!

  4. Kelsey September 3, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

    Would love to see OCMS! Their music reminds me of roadtrips, Southern Hospitality and many good times had back in the day when I lived in North Carolina. Seeing them in concert would be a great experience.

  5. Wendy September 3, 2014 at 11:06 pm #

    It would be amazing to win tickets to see Old Crow Medicine Show! <3

  6. Emily Shelton September 4, 2014 at 9:15 am #

    I would be thrilled to come up from Eugene to see OCMS! And take my sister for her birthday!

  7. blair September 4, 2014 at 10:12 am #

    It would be such a dream to get to see OCMS at the Schnitz!

  8. Dorothy September 4, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    Old Crow Med is for me. hope I’m in the pick.

  9. Liz September 4, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    I like OCMS and have never seen them, would love to go.

  10. James September 4, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

    That claw hammer banjo-pluckin’ technique sets my heart a-twitter. Send this old boy to an olde timey folk show like this and he’ll be whistling dixie all the way home!

  11. Stephanie September 4, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    This would be a great show to see!

  12. Kimi September 4, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    It’s my boyfriend’s birthday!

  13. Mark September 4, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    I wanna go party!

  14. Meg September 4, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    These guys have been in my top five for years now and after reading Rolling Stone’s most recent piece on them, I love them even more!!

  15. Cora Dawn Kirkpatrick September 4, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    Would be a great way for hubby and I to celebrate our 8 year anniversary kid free! I also LOVE Old Crow Medicine Show!!!

  16. Elizabeth September 4, 2014 at 4:22 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to see them!

  17. Jessica September 4, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

    Because I love them!!!!

  18. Jim Mc September 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    Heck yeah! These guys are great!

  19. Jessica September 4, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

    This would be the perfect birthday present! I couldn’t stop dancing last year when I saw them at the zoo.

  20. Piseth September 4, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

    Rock me mama any way you feel! Would love to see OCMS!

  21. Penny September 4, 2014 at 7:23 pm #

    Love them! Would love to see them live!

  22. Ren Walker September 4, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    I love, love, LOVE OCMS and would definitely want to see them perform live if I had free tix!

  23. Jennifer B September 4, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    Pick me pretty please.

  24. Chris Johnson September 4, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

    Grow it by the pound in Johnson County!

  25. Dave G. September 4, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    Help me get my Americana groove on! Love this band!

  26. Kim September 4, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    I need a good laugh!

  27. Miranda T September 4, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

    Free tickets would be keen, but me and the pip will be be there either way, giddy on Nu-Grape and togged to the bricks.

  28. Eric September 5, 2014 at 12:24 am #

    I pitched quarters with these guys in a church parking lot in Portland Maine, and would love the chance to do it again… west side style

  29. Benno September 5, 2014 at 8:29 am #

    No one wants to see this more than me mum and me. We’re huge fans. Thanks.

  30. Roxy September 5, 2014 at 8:43 am #

    Rock me momma like an orange peel
    Rock me momma for an airplane meal
    Heeeey heeeey momma sock me

    That song may be their most pop-y, but it brings me back to college and holding my best friend Mandy’s hair back; I’d love to see this show!

  31. Jess September 5, 2014 at 8:47 am #

    just moved to the pnw..this would be amazing!

  32. Emily September 5, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    I would love to see them live!!

  33. Ian September 5, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    Yes! I’ve been dying to see these guys!

    • ruth pxxx September 11, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

      What a wonderful break in the week this would be–and a very fine birthday present.

  34. Tamara Colpitts September 8, 2014 at 8:19 am #

    My husband and I would love to go to the show because we have always loved this band and would love to experience them live. Help us check this off our music bucket list.

  35. Stephanie September 8, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

    What an amazing group to see live! Would love to win tickets :)

  36. Tom September 8, 2014 at 5:17 pm #


  37. alex campbell September 8, 2014 at 5:28 pm #

    cool, thats it wait…turn around every now and then I get a little bit lonely turn around every now and then I fall


  38. TARA September 9, 2014 at 8:34 am #


  39. Hallie September 9, 2014 at 11:08 am #

    I would love to attend because my boyfriend has moved here from Wisconsin & we haven’t been to a Portland concert together! I actually don’t think he’s been to any here. OCMS is an amazing band… and the Schnitzer is a beautiful venue.

  40. Emily Walbridge September 9, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

    My lady friend loves them and I need another place to wear my dress overalls to!

  41. Marissa September 10, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    AHH would love to go see OCMS!!

  42. Elsa September 10, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    We love Old Crow Medicine Show…..and would love to see them live!

  43. Raquel September 10, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    Its my Birthday that day! I would love to see them!

  44. Josh September 10, 2014 at 4:15 pm #

    Uh. Yes please? Also, the band opening, Spirit Family Reunion, is like really really good as well.

  45. Adrienne September 11, 2014 at 8:03 am #

    I am a big OCMS fan and have been for years!! Love all their albums and crazy for them! Hope to win tickets for sure! Thank you!

  46. April September 11, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

    One of my friends really likes this band. Would like to go!

  47. Tom P September 11, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    yes, please

  48. Mark September 11, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    One of my favorite bands. I’d be thrilled to get to go!

  49. Hunter M September 11, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    My friends and my girlfriend and I have a very special connection to Old Crow’s music; I hope to see them live at some point!

  50. cory nelson September 11, 2014 at 3:43 pm #

    I am in love with these guys! I was lucky enough to see them at Bonnaroo four years ago, and have been dying to see them again.

    PS. Darius Rucker’s version of Wagon Wheel REALLY pisses me off. I am an active boycotter.


  51. Louie Scheckwitz September 11, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    I am celebrating that day, would love to go. can I? I hope.

  52. Martha Ann Brooks September 11, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    Gotta see these boys tear it down, whether there’s another mule in their stall or not!

  53. rue September 11, 2014 at 6:20 pm #

    I would LOVE to go because they play a really good version of one of my favorite songs ever- Wagon Wheel, and that takes me straight back to the front porch in college. I’d love to share that memory with my BF and show him a little of what we were singing.

  54. Gretchen Yanez September 11, 2014 at 7:38 pm #

    Me me me me me!

  55. mike September 11, 2014 at 8:54 pm #

    Our micro small business has been in the tubes the last few months and we both could really use a bit of positivity. This would be a great night for us.

  56. Janelle September 11, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

    rock me mama like the wind and the rain, rock me mama like a southbound train, hey hey mama rock me

  57. Aaron September 11, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

    I fly like an eagle, and I drink Old Crow

  58. David September 12, 2014 at 8:25 am #

    My wife loves OCMB! It would mean the world to her if I could surprise her with tickets! Pick me please! :)

  59. TJ September 12, 2014 at 8:26 am #

    I’d love to go! These guys are the best.

  60. ashley September 12, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    I would love to relive my sloppy college memories :)

  61. Manny September 12, 2014 at 11:20 am #

    A great band in an amazing venue. This should be a great time!

  62. kat September 12, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    Love their music and would love an excuse to take a road trip to Portland to see them live!

    • gary September 12, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

      i can not,repeat,can not miss this show

  63. gary September 12, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

    i can not,repeat,can not miss this show

  64. Heather September 12, 2014 at 9:41 pm #

    Wagon Wheel is one of my all time favorite songs, would love to belt it out why watching them live!

  65. Hollie September 13, 2014 at 4:30 am #

    OCMS carries me home, but without the travel expenses, time off work or the time zone change. Pick me!

  66. Kali September 13, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

    Putting my name in this hat!

  67. Amy Wolf September 13, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

    PICK ME! Just moved here, would love to see them as a way of celebrating my move!

  68. Stacie September 14, 2014 at 3:45 am #

    fingers crossed!

  69. Rhonda Gillette September 14, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    I love this band. Saw them once … they are amazing live

  70. Kry September 15, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    It would be great to see them live! I have always been a huge fan as well as have an out of town friend coming into town who is a even bigger fan than I, it would be a great way to surprise her and welcome her to the Pac NW!

  71. Casey September 15, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    Would love to see them! I’ll be visiting friends in Portland for the first time-and OCMS hails from the same mountains I call home! Hope to see y’all there :)

  72. Elizabeth September 15, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

    I love them! It would be such a joy to see them live!

  73. Jamie September 15, 2014 at 10:21 pm #

    This will be an awesome show. I’d love to win tickets!

  74. Michael B September 15, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

    Late Birthday present

  75. Brian September 16, 2014 at 12:08 am #


  76. Lani September 16, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    This looks amazing !!! Would love to go

  77. Brittni September 17, 2014 at 8:43 pm #

    Would love these!

  78. Nikki September 18, 2014 at 12:35 am #

    Because rock me mama like the wind and the rain, rock me mama like a south-bound train.

  79. Nick September 18, 2014 at 2:24 pm #


  80. Jessica September 18, 2014 at 2:37 pm #

    OCMS oh what a show it would be!

  81. Whit September 18, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    what an awesome show these guys put on. sophie’s choice may be a bit too dramatic but I spent my schnitzer money on herbie hancock . . .

  82. Andrew September 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    Not sure how to differentiate myself from the crowd on this on but like most, wife and I would absolutely love to attend this show. Sounds so beautiful at the Schnitz. I’m sure it will be a very remarkable evening. Have yet to be able to catch Old Crow live.

  83. Ken September 18, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    Sign me up! This would be a dream Wednesday!

  84. aron September 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    I’ve never seen them live and Monday is my birthday :)

  85. Scott September 18, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    Sounds like fun.

  86. Michael Mann September 18, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    I’ve been a fan of Gillian and David since the very beginning. And John Paul Jones since before either of them was born, practically. This show will be epic. I want to take my wife to Epicness!

  87. Emily September 18, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    This would be so much fun!!

  88. Lindsey September 18, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    Would love to win these tickets!!!!!!

  89. Isa September 18, 2014 at 5:35 pm #

    I love the schnitz and hearing beautiful music sounding off the acoustics – would love to peep this band and gift my sister a night out.

  90. Geoff September 18, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    I’m trying to surprise my girlfriend for her birthday, and she’s a HUGE bluegrass fan! This would knock her socks off, and her ears off as well with the killer tunes bound to be played that night.

  91. Aimee September 18, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    OCMS rocks! Would love to see them live!

  92. Tom P September 18, 2014 at 7:40 pm #

    love ’em

  93. CJ September 18, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

    would love to win

  94. Sarah G September 18, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

    I like Americana, this sounds like fun!

  95. Elizabeth September 18, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    I waaannntt it!

  96. Brilaey September 19, 2014 at 12:23 am #

    I play violin and I want to scrutinize the fiddler and enjoy the rest of the band.

  97. Nadine September 19, 2014 at 12:32 am #

    Such great tunes – would love so much to see this concert!

  98. Danielle September 19, 2014 at 7:14 am #

    This sounds like a fantastic show!

  99. John M September 19, 2014 at 7:34 am #

    There’s a verse from [email protected]*t Creek that goes:

    “So I reach for the reeds and the roots of the willows
    That rise like a ghost from the bank
    Hear the roar and the crash of every lost soul
    That sprung a leak and sank
    When my body is a bag of broken bones
    With a farewell breath I call
    God damn you lover there will never be another
    And it’s over the waterfall”

    Pretty much sums the last few months…

    Would love to see these guys and, if not avoid the plunge, at least enjoy the ride down.

  100. Ian September 19, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    Woop Woop Weep Wop and BeBop with a kick and a swirl I get down with my bad self.

  101. Aaron September 19, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    This would be a lot of fun to go to!

  102. Samantha September 19, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

    September 24th is my 28th birthday and my husband and I are looking for an awesome night out. We have an 18 month old and get out very rarely without the little one so this night needs to be extra special for us to reconnect.

  103. Mel September 19, 2014 at 8:53 pm #

    Love, love, love them!

  104. Mel September 19, 2014 at 8:54 pm #

    Pick me!

  105. Brian September 20, 2014 at 9:56 am #

    Hoping to score tickets to what will be a great show. Wife and I could use our first date night since our eight month old was born. Thanks!

  106. Elizabeth Harrington September 20, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    Broke and recently jobless. Husband and I would enjoy this so much!

  107. Nicole Prevost September 21, 2014 at 11:41 am #

    A hootenanny! I wanna go!

  108. Jamie September 21, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    I’ll have a special guest in town and this would be the perfect activity!

  109. Steph September 22, 2014 at 10:18 am #

    I haven’t been to a good concert in years! It would be wonderful to see these guys in action!

  110. Brian September 22, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    Yay Crows!

  111. noah September 22, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    I love great live music and would really appreciate the show! plus I have been driving past the sign for weeks and keep hearing this little voice telling me that I will end up at the show somehow someway.

  112. Martha September 22, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    Have been following OCMS for a couple years now and would love the chance to see them live! I adore their blend of country blues and folk…you can never go wrong with a banjo :) Hope I win!!

  113. Diane Dennis September 23, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    Lets rock on. I’m available tomorrow.

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