Review : OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW - Big Iron World
LA Daily NewsOn its sophomore release, methamphetamized old-timey string band OCMS comes off like Bob Dylan at a barn dance. Infused with a deep knowledge of America's folk idioms, the quintet applies sweet, starchy harmonies and furious guitar, fiddle and harmonica attacks to two salacious reveries, a balancing pair of bad-woman blues, dual tales of working-class heroism (Woody Guthrie's "Union Maid" gets all hopped up just in time for Labor Day) and some sharing of sublimely silly wisdom....full text
Slant MagazineMore so than their still-developing technical skills or their original tunes that sound every bit as authentic as their well-chosen covers of folk and public domain songs, what impresses most about Old Crow Medicine Show after just two albums is how they've managed to commit to their "old-timey" sound without reducing that sound to a shtick....full text
All Music GuideSimilar to their first album, Big Iron World sees Old Crow Medicine Show draw upon the spirit of old-timey American string band music, adding a surprisingly refreshing and youthful flair that breathes new life into what's traditional as well as harnessing a sound of their own....full text
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